I am often asked what food means to me. The answer is difficult to put into words. As a chef, husband, father, community- & church-member, there are so many things in my life that involve food. A good meal – a relaxing dinner with family and friends – having fun in the kitchen with my kids – creating a memorable culinary experience for a bride’s wedding – sharing my culinary knowledge with others so they can enjoy a restaurant experience at home…The list could go on.
Reflecting on this list, the answer becomes more clear – Food creates memories. Food brings people together. Food comforts. Food nourishes your soul.
This is what I want to impart to those around me. I want to share the ability to use food as a tool to create memories with family and friends. I want to help those who are insecure about their culinary abilities to be able to cook simple, comforting recipes for their own family and friends.
Food is a passion for my whole family, and has been something that has served to bring us together over the years. I met my wife when she was a waitress in the restaurant to which I came to Washington DC to serve as sous chef. (Kristen: I was impressed with Cornell’s delicately scented fresh fish entrees that he paired with local seasonal produce as well as the brie & peach sandwiches he made especially for me – I was hooked!). It is in the spirit of family togetherness that we will undertake to write this blog – each member of my family will contribute.
We pray that as we share our experiences and knowledge, your soul will be nourished!
The blog posts will help you:
- Make comforting food. We will share our favorite feel-good recipes highlighting seasons, holidays, & ingredients
- Make memories & bring people together. We will highlight various food-related activities for families & friends
- Run your home kitchen efficiently – saving time & money. We will share tips to help you grocery shop, set up your pantry & select the most effective equipment so you can spend more time making memories.
Chef Cornell and the Coulon family