Coming from a family in which every single one of my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are excellent cooks, food has always been an important aspect of my life. Whether it was something as simple as nightly family dinner together or something requiring more effort, like Christmas dinners with extended family, these meals always included meaningful conversation, familial bonding, and (most importantly!) delicious food. Leaving for college, I did not believe I would be able to consistently partake in meals with this much meaning until I eventually had a family of my own. And then I came to Wheaton College.