Nelson Chef Jamie Hertz shares his love for comfort food in his first culinary column.

Nelson chef shares his comfort food memories

New contributor to {vurb} chef Jamie Hertz shares his food memories.

Chef Jamie Hertz

{vurb} contributor

When I think back to my childhood some of my best memories are in the kitchen. If we all think about it for a minute, all of us can relate. We may have been excited at the time, maybe we received a new toy or game but after a while those gifts fade and wear away.

The memories that stick with us are the food that we ate or the moments that were created during those meals. Maybe it was that delicious meal that our grandmother made or that perfect barbeque that dad use to do. These are the memories that last with us forever, and as a chef, I can recreate those moments every time I cook.

One of my favorite meals that my mom cooked at this time of year was her beef stew. I remember coming home from school and the amazing and comforting aromas that filled the house. It was so welcoming and I couldn’t wait for dinner. I used to sneak into the kitchen and taste from the slow-cooker when she wasn’t looking.

It was these moments that made me realize that food was more than just a filler. There was more to it than appeasing our bellies. It was a way of bonding families and friends with something not as apparent as something sitting right in front of us like a table or chair.

We often overlook the important things in our lives with all of the distractions that are out there. Send us your feedback on your best memories as a child that involved food on Twitter @NelsonVurb or on Facebook.

Simplicity is the cornerstone to any kitchen


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