Sunday, July 27, 2008
Meatballs For Sher
It's hard to know what to say or do in the face of loss. When someone dies, what mere words can cover the treacherous swamp of emotions? What useless words can comfort a grieving heart? "Im sorry" or "I'll miss you" just seem so inadequate.
What a foodie does is cook. Food is the language of love, of remembrance, or appreciation. It is the tangible giving of the heart in a covered dish.
One of the Bread Baking Babes, Sherry Cermak of What Did You Eat, passed away suddenly on July 20th. She was funny, warm, enthusiastic, and caring and will be missed by all who knew her personally or enjoyed reading her blog postings. The Babes, to honor Sher, decided to make and post something from her blog. When one of the Babes pondered the question of what Sher would have made, the answer came back, "Meatballs. Sher would have made meatballs."
So, meatballs it is for the generous, exuberant person who challenged us to make the Poilane-style Miche.
When Sher gave us the Miche recipe, she broke it down into baby steps, making the whole enormous task seem possible. She coached and cheered us on until we had beautiful bread to share. The recipes on her blog are just as approachable. I chose the Turkey Meatballs And Sundried Tomatoes because they looked delicious, Sher raved about them, and they used sundried tomatoes, something new to me in meatballs. They were wonderful, and I told my family about Sher as we ate them.
Thanks, Sher, for the Miche, for the meatballs, and for all of your fun and snarky contributions to the Babes. We will miss you!
Please read other posts for Sher at Thyme for Cooking, Lucillian Delights, Living on Bread and Water, I Like to Cook, The Sour Dough, Bake My Day, and A Fridge Full of Food.