her blog, her recipes, and her generous spirit. I could feel the pain in her words. They seeped deep into my heart.
Only a week before, another friend's father had passed away suddenly from a heart attack. My wife's father passed in the same way when she was twelve. Today, another blogger's brother past. Death is a heavy part of humanity. It is painful. Yet it can become a beautiful time. It makes us pause and reflect on our own lives, on the things that are precious to us, and the community that surrounds us. In response to the sudden death of Jennifer Perillo's husband, the food blogger community reached out to Mike and Jennifer by celebrating his life and love of Peanut Butter Pie.
Now with Jennifer, someone I really didn't know, the same is true. When I witnessed those words, my heart hurt for her. I didn't know what to do, so I joined with this wonderful community of people that I have only begun to get to know and made a Peanut Butter Pie. The response of this community has been incredible. A video by food photographers, Todd Porter and Diane Cru, is a summation of this wonderful empathetic outreach. It is yet another illustration that food is so much more than just nourishment...it is an extension of love.