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Welcome to delicious Destinations, a GourmetStation blog. Through the charater of T.Alexander and occasional real-life guests, our aim is to share with you light-hearted fun ideas about food, gift giving, entertaining and culture. At the same time we would love you hear from you. Please share your experiences from home or abroad.

Why We Gift Food

Posted: August 15, 2005
by: T.Alexander

Food and community are as naturally paired as Santa Claus and Christmas. W.K. Kellogg, Professor of Agricultural, Food & Community Ethics at Michigan State University and Paul B. Thompson wrote these insightful comments about food and community.

"The association of food with community is a commonplace. A community even without food is rare and the bonding that people experience when sharing food and drink underwrites a number of diverse human institutions. The family table, dinner and a movie, the church supper, the wedding banquet and the busienss lunch are icons of sociability, each centering on a meal, but implying distinct forms of common interaction and shared meaning about human beings."

So if you want to share and connect, I say send a gift of food. The occasion does not matter – in fact, you don’t even need an occasion. And if you’re too far away to prepare it yourself or you’re unsure about what to send, send a gift certificate from GourmetStation.

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