One crispy bite of my toasted cheese, tomato and onion sandwich and I am in my childhood kitchen with my father. Together, we’re slicing onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Side by side we’re toasting bread, smearing mayonnaise and layering cheese, tomato and onions, one top of the other, creating the perfect summer sandwich. I’m pretty sure my father is the inventor of this marvelous combination of foods, which remains my favorite sandwich.
It’s amazing how intimate moments in the kitchen with someone else can be brought back by a single bite. The significance of time spent with friends and family in the kitchen is immeasurable and the memories that revisit us incomparable.