It may not surprise you that I love the movie Ratatouille! The movie has such a great message, that “anyone can cook” – even a rat with an excellent knowledge of french cuisine.
One of the most powerful scenes in the movie was when Remy (the rat) prepared ratatouille for a famous food critic Anton Ego – who’s review can make or break a restaurant and a chef. One bite of Remy’s ratatouille and Anton was instantly reminded of his childhood, where his mother prepared the same dish for him as a boy.
The scene had me thinking about memories caused by food. Food is such an important part of everyone’s lives, whether it be everyday or special occasions – food always plays a part. For me, my mother’s stracciatella or egg-drop soup will forever remind me of my childhood, as this was and still is the soup that my parents prepare for me when I am sick. It is the ultimate comfort food especially when I drink it curled up in bed. It’s a comforting thought to know that that this soup will always remind me of a particular place and time in my life.
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