Valentine’s Day ❤️ Food is my love language.
[Pictured: Savong (Mum), Dano, Thin, Sonny (Dad)]
“𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒚𝒎𝒃𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒆”
We’ve all heard of the 5 love languages:
- Words of Affirmation,
- Acts of Service,
- Receiving Gifts,
- Quality Time; and
- Physical touch.
Unbeknownst to me, before attempting to tackle this thought piece; I am not alone in thinking that there should be a sixth love language, food. If you’re like me, at times, expressing my personal feelings and my feelings towards someone I care about through words can be a real challenge. Although, not the case; people sometimes misunderstand this and we can come across thoughtless or cold.
It definitely can be argued that food is more of a sub category of an act of service or quality time but I don’t know, I’m not an expert in this field but I'm still going to through it out there and say that FOOD needs a whole dedicated category of its own.
The way I grew up, like many families particularly with an Asian heritage; we show how much we love each other through mainly, unspoken means. Love, through actions but in my household – it was especially, through food. You might not be familiar with my story (a story for another day that inspired, “Hatch that dream”) I was a refugee; we didn’t have much growing up. We didn’t have the money to buy gifts or the time to spend together because my parents had to work and culturally, words and physical affection is not common.
However, my mum could turn any discounted, on sale ingredient into a feast. From my childhood until now, all my best memories revolve around a table full of food, surrounded by the people I care for most. For me, food is a language that speaks to all the relationships in my life. It can be a romantic night with my girlfriend, quality time with my parents, a Christmas feast with my friends, a celebration with my colleagues and even a treat just for me.
Some people just call to say, “I love you” and in risk of being called a mama’s boy; inspired by my mum, I call to say, “I've cooked some food, come over” – same same don’t you think?
To reiterate the quote above: “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate" is one of the reasons that motivates us to create these beautiful cupcake collections for you. When you can’t always find the words, let the food do the talking. Is there anything more enjoyable that sharing a delicious treat with someone?
Until next time, take care.
Founder of Cupcake Central
(My two Valentine's)