Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Serving Up Love

Over the holiday weekend, I saw the film Waitress with Keri Russell. Well written, well acted, and funny, it was a delightful cinematic surprise. The story is about Jenna, a diner waitress who bakes outlandish and delicious pies that everyone loves. She’s stuck in an unhappy marriage, and when she finds out she’s pregnant, she’s sure that her life has taken a permanent nosedive. I won’t give away anymore of the plot because it would take away from the pleasure of watching the film for yourself. In the end however, Jenna does discover a reason to live and love.

There is so much about this movie that I adored. Without preaching at you, the film quietly emphasizes the amazing strength and resourcefulness of women. It also demonstrates how suffering can be cured through human connections and the love those relationships yield. Another lovely element of Waitress was the simple joy of good food. Through baking her pies, Jenna finds a way to cultivate joy in her life and also touch the lives of others.

Hmm. Touching the lives of others through creating and sharing an experience at the table. Sound familiar? One of the reasons this film resonated with me so much is because its message was very close to our goal at Rosanna. We want to reach people and bring them together by serving delicious meals on our dishes, which we create with love and infuse with soul.

If you haven’t seen this film, watch it. You’ll come away feeling, much like one of Jenna’s extraordinary pies, warm and gooey inside. But in a good way.

-Don’t discount the power behind cooking with love. Whether cooking for someone or being cooked for, I guarantee you’ll find happiness in the experience.
-During difficult moments, accept support from people who love you. It will feel a million times better than shutting yourself off from the world.
- No matter what your situation is, it’s never to late to change your life, creating a better and happier existence for yourself.

1 comment:

hayleynichols88 said...

What a lovely film, I watched it after reading your post and have ordered the dvd! I'm from England, and an avid baker though I struggle with pies. I love the American pie culture, and the film has inspired me to go out and make some American style creations of my own!