Nici Wickes: For the love of food

By Nici Wickes

3 comments
Food offers many ways to say 'I Love You'. Photo / Babiche Martens
Food offers many ways to say 'I Love You'. Photo / Babiche Martens

With Valentine's Day looming the sales for expensive chocolates and heart-shaped cakes will sky-rocket, but is this really the food that screams I Love You? An informal survey elicited some interesting and endearing responses to my question "What food do you think best says I love you?" and I think they're worth sharing...

• The soothing homemade chicken soup offered by a friend who knows you're sick

• Lumpy fudge made by a nine year old

• A gleaming jar of preserved stonefruit to ensure you get to taste sunshine in the colder months

• A steak cooked to well done, if that's the way you like it

• A peeled peach

• A packed lunch when someone knows you've a tough of work ahead

• Someone taking the time to make you the perfect lasagne...and doing the huge amount of dishes this recipe creates

• Anything my non-cooking husband cooks for me

• A fresh fish dropped off unexpectedly

• A big bucket of produce to preserve, along with empty jars - it's the promise of a contented day in the kitchen with lovely results

So many ways to say I Love You. What is yours?

- VIVA

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 28 Jun 2016 09:25:19 Processing Time: 385ms