|Mom's Soul Food Spread|
Mom made a soul food dinner to top off my birthday weekend: Fried chicken, potato salad, collard greens and corn bread, the staples of our culture's home cooking and my favorite comfort foods.
|Dave and Jess joined us.|
|The Finicky Eaters: Ryan and Ty|
|Papa Irv and Lulu|
Every year, this gathering is all that I ask of my family. It's the ideal way for me to spend my birthday, with the people that I love the most and the simple, satisfying food that has been passed down from generation to generation. A tactile connection to the past and part of the legacy that I plan to share with Jada in the future, this year's festivities hold special significance because my coming birthdays may be in Maui. My wish is that these traditions continue, wherever we are in the months and years ahead.