This Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Flower Power Recipe Holders
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” • For fast fast fast relief!
Mother’s Day is around the corner! This craft is highly malleable, you can give it to Mom or whoever sang “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to you 40,000 times when you were small and requested it endlessly. Or give it to whoever kept you from eating the second caterpillar. Or give this gift to whoever picked you up at the party and didn’t say a word, just got you home safe while your mind tried to comprehend how making a typewriter out of leaves and mud isn’t practical. This flower power recipe holder is a way to say “Thank You” to that person, a person who has had your back for a long time, knows who you are and, like many people: enjoys cooking and eating.
Because what bonds us like FOOD? That whole “breaking bread” thing is super real, food and love are linked, like it or not. Sharing and social exchange was born out of our ancestors having an abundance of food from hunting and farming, and sharing it. This repeated sharing had our bodies harboring a gut-brain connection (hormones, hippocampus, memory) connecting our last really good meal with survival. And this is why even TODAY when you smell “HillBilly Surprise” if that was a specialty made for you when you were little and you loved it, you STILL respond to it like it was yesterday and you want it, no matter how many people are like “REALLY?” It means survival, it means love. Look at your favorite meal, look at someone you love and your dopamine levels rise, it’s crazy.
Index cards will be on hand to write some recipes, then you clip it to the recipe holder you just made and BLAM-O, instant fabulous gift. For instance, you could pack a jar full of dried beans and spices and then give the recipe for what to do with all of it (chili? drunken beans? BBQ beans?) and tie the recipe holder thinger to it and it’s a pretty cool gift. This little kit is super simple to assemble, and if you don’t like the whole “recipe holder” thing, it can also hold a photo, a note, a name card, you name it!
See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain