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LITERARY HUB: Guest Blog Post by Kwame Alexander

"From the second we are born, the experience with food is connected to being held, the warmth of our mother’s skin, her soothing voice. Scientists say that all these experiences are encoded in our infant nervous system as a single event of idyllic tenderness. Later, as adults, the ritual of breaking bread around a table is how we share the things that matter most with the people who matter most to us. I fell hard in love with both of your mothers over a homemade meal. Since I was a child, I’ve known, felt intrinsically, the relationship between love and happiness. Here’s where that started."

Kwame shares with LitHub readers on the legacies of love passed down through food.