She and I watch the Food Network Channel together, Ina, Paula. Now, I have absolutely no food show fantasies. I am not outgoing, a bit socially awkward, and not interested in being the center of attention. But my little granddaughter has started playing Food Show when we cook. She'll say, "Now, everybody watch. You mix it like this and you pour it like this. But you have to be really really careful so you don't make a mess. Is everybody watching?"
It is interesting to watch another generation of food lover in the making and to wonder what impact I am having on her food sensibilities. What perspective she will have. What she will remember and think about our time in the kitchen.