Family dinners are something we see highlighted across movies and TV shows. If we’re honest though, it’s something we are experiencing less and less in our own lives. Filled with laughs, connection and rich culture, it’s something we all crave more of. Recently as I scoured the new show library for Magnolia Network, I came across Andrew Zimmern’s newest show Family Dinner. “Andrew visits families across America to explore how the cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat, and all the ways food brings people together.” Everything about it left me wanting to know more. From his dynamic experiences on Bizzare Foods to the way food helped him overcome addiction this conversation will leave you as inspired as it did me! As you listen you will hear more about:
The role the food played in his healing and recovery from substance abuse.
How The Tonight Show helped the development of his reputable show, Bizarre Foods.
3000 year old butter, unidentified black birds and other bizarre foods he ate through the show.
The questions we’re all wondering about life behind camera like, “Do they have a food tester on set?”
How the family table helps extend life and gives purpose for the older generations.
How to revamp family dinner at your table if it’s something you want to start.
The best way to eat a s’more according to Andrew Zimmern.
“Unconnected people in our family groups are far more prone to suffer from mental health issues, alcoholism, and suicide. Staying connected and providing a forum for meeting our kids where they’re at is of vital importance.” If you don’t currently have regular extended family dinners, know that you are not alone. If you are looking to take one step towards changing that, then you are in the right place!
I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.