salt of the earth

Inspired by Rick Bragg’s latest book, The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table.

Some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever found. And the audio version, narrated by Bragg with his soft Southern drawl, made me long for my own mother’s homemade bread pudding one more time. Like Bragg’s mother, she never used a recipe or a cookbook and food was her way of showing love. If you asked her, I’m sure she’d say cooking was the one thing she knew she was good at.

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
— Colossians 4:6