The Food + Grief Project
Where there is grief, there is food.
What Is the Food + Grief Project?
Food finds many contexts in grief. The Food + Grief Project explores that important intersection.
A community forum, the Food + Grief Project publishes recipes, stories, personal essays, interviews, and food memories about those we love and lost.
The Food + Grief Project is inspired by Unpeeled founder Lisa Kolb Ruland's experience as young widow.
A full-time food writer at the time of her husband's death, Lisa was continually struck during her grieving process by the many ways her loss impacted her relationship with food: learning to eat alone, making foggy-headed cooking mistakes, learning to food shop for one, being too sad to throw out his now-long-expired yogurt. And on and on.
The Food + Grief Project connects people in ways that heal, nurture, and provide strength in numbers.
How does it work?
Even in the depths of grief, we have a relationship with food -- albeit one that may be greatly altered. Food connects us, and food heals us.
The neighborly casserole; broth that offers sustenance when someone is too grief-stricken to eat anything else; holiday cookies that form a powerful tie to a grandmother: We want to cover it all.
We generally publish content in the following three broad categories:
- Recipes to Heal: The food we offer, and the food we eat, in grief
- Recipes to Remember: The food that connects us to memories of those we love and lost
- Interviews, articles, personal essays, advice, and other related food and grief goodness
Welcome to the Food + Grief Project.
If you would like to contribute to the Food + Grief Project, or would like to reach out, contact email@example.com.