Memories of Food

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

It seems like some of my best memories involve food. On Thanksgiving, I typically deep fry a turkey ever year. It is a hit with my family, and if there isn’t a deep fried turkey on the table, we could see revolt at the holidays. I remember when we went camping last August some of the great meals we had to together as a family. We ended the week with having these two monster steaks from the grocery store that we love to visit in Helen, GA.

I could go one and one about food that I enjoy. While this restaurant is called Bell’s Hamburgers, what I remember them for is having some of the best fried chicken in the world. While it might have been super greasy, it was wonderful. This was one of those places I had dinner at while I was in college. It was cheap and amazing. We tried to visit there when we went to Toccoa last August, but they were closed due to the labor shortage. They didn’t have enough staff to stay open every day, so they needed to close one day a week in order to have plenty of staff for the Weekend. Restaurants have really been through it the last year half. There was a moment where many places didn’t know if they were going to make it. Many are struggling now due to staff shortages. We need to remember that we will be dealing with the effects of the pandemic for a long time. We have to be patient with people as they are dealing with it too. That means being respectful in restaurants, patient with the staff, and understanding that they are overwhelmed too.


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