When I was growing up my family had an open door policy. I am not sure you can call it a policy but basically if anyone wanted to come over for dinner, lunch, breakfast or drinks or tea… my mum welcomed them with open arms. She always said that if there is enough for one, there is enough for two. We practically never ate on our own. We always had guests. My mum loves cooking and can’t imagine not having friends, neighbours, total strangers at the lunch or dinner table. If you have met my mum you already know this. A couple of nights ago I got to thinking that although I never really liked our open doors policy growing up (when you are young you have a tendency to not necessarily want to share anything!) I look back fondly on the fact that our household was so welcoming. Now I am hoping you can welcome me in your life and share a meal with me.
I am doing a small experiment to reconnect with the world: I will not buy any food until the end of this month (October 2006). I am going to rely on the kindness of strangers, friends and enemies to feed me two scare meals a day. Lunch and dinner. I am looking forward to reconnecting with everyone. I know Daniel at Digg is already planning a dinner or two. Stowe will hopefully take me out when I see him in California next week. I am hoping I can count on dinner from my good friend Sutha this evening (we have much to catch up on) and Adriana (get a blog lady!) and … strangers? Clare may even take me out for a pint of Guinness and a veggie burger at Betty’s.
You can email me at lboujnane at ideeinc dot com. I would love to hear from you, see you, learn about you and most importantly share your meal.