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Food: The Language of Love

By February 9, 2023No Comments
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There have been many studies on the different types of love languages. Probably the most notable are the 5 love languages which include acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, and physical touch. Whether you subscribe to one of these or not, I firmly believe at least one love language was overlooked. Food. Yes, food. Food has the ability to bring people together. It is a commonality that all walks of life share. One cannot survive without it.  

So here we are. February, the month of love, is upon us yet again. Food has, is, and will always be closely associated with love. Aside from its crucial role of providing nutrients for life, food is also a symbol of care, devotion, and love. Whether it is celebrating a birthday with a beautiful cake, bringing a lasagna to a family who has just gone through tragedy, or simply making breakfast in the morning for a grandparent, we have said it time and time again, food is love.

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Let it be known… I am not the only one who believes that food is love. In fact I am in good company!

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” —Julia Child

“My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order.” —Dolly Parton

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” —Alan D. Wolfelt

 “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” —George Bernard Shaw

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” —Cesar Chavez

So what might you be giving your special someone this Valentine’s Month? Looking for some ideas for the foodie in your life? Are you celebrating you and your Galantines this month? Look no further than Gustiamo! Your one stop shopping for all that is Italian Love! 

Pasta Pasta Pasta – Leave it to Federico Fellini to spit the truth: “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  Find all types of pasta, rice, and grains at Gustiamo. Their selection spans the whole range of Italy and will sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – There is no substitute for olive oil that comes directly from Italy. You can see the difference, feel the difference, and most definitely, taste the difference. Your person deserves the best. Am I right? No substitutes. Treat them!

Sun Dried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil – These little gems are bursting with beautiful tomato flavor. Straight from Campania, enjoy them in pasta, on bruschetta, or straight from the jar. Not only are they red, the color of love, but they are made with love.

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena – Maybe your partner does not enjoy the color red, but instead, prefers gold – liquid gold, that is. Balsamic vinegar has been a staple in Italian flavors which dates back to the Middle Ages. What a beautiful way to illustrate the bond between you and your love with something that has been tried and true for this long?

Almonds – It’s obvious you are nuts over your person. Almonds are not only a heart healthy food, they are delicious. Gifting imported almonds truly makes a statement. Go ahead, go nuts!

Wherever you are, whomever you are loving, remember to love yourself first. If you do not have a current partner in love, remember you have the best partner ever in yourself… so treat yourself. Because if not now, when? Our gift to you – 10% off when you use CASAMIA at check out!

food: the language of love

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