When I started ToGatherCuisine, I saw something that went beyond the mere sharing of recipes. It was the concept of gathering – the idea of bringing loved ones together, being a central point where friends and family can reunite.
My husband Jeremiah and I always think about how we met. We think about how different things would be for us if our paths never crossed. We ponder about our friends, especially those we now consider our extended family, and how different their lives might be if fate didn’t bring us all together. There is such diversity in the people we know and love, yet somehow my husband and I are always able to rally up every last one of them, no matter the distance.
Our home in Fairfield, CT and now here in Miami Beach was and is a place for family and friends of old and new to come to for company, for laughs, for conversation, for great drinks and even greater food — the perfect remedy for homesickness. Our dining table that we bought (which when extended seats 12 comfortably) is a staple of our home. It is a table that we intend to keep forever. A table that has created amazing memories. It is a piece of furniture that has been at the center of countless gatherings — the perfect motif for what ToGatherCuisine is all about.
Up until now, togathercuisine.com has focused on food, which is one of the integral parts of almost any gathering (who doesn’t eat?). With the new layout of this site comes an expanded vision — one that encompasses all aspects of how you can turn your space into the one that all you hold dear gravitate to.
There will be posts on party planning tips, cooking processes, tools that will help you become an even better chef in the kitchen as well as discussions centered around hosting gatherings away from your home. You’ll learn the essentials to being a modern day host, the hub for your friends and family. And with the recipes that have been posted along with the many more to come, you will have exactly what you need to fill your own dining table with dishes that convey the love you have for all that gather with you.
The vision of ToGatherCuisine is simple. It is about inspiring people to maintain and strengthen the bonds we have with all of those we care about. It is about finding comfort in showing your love by welcoming others into your space and sharing dishes that have been created from the heart.
I hope you like this vision. It has brought so much joy to the lives of my husband and I, and I look forward to sharing it all with you.