It isn't simply an assumption to say, a family that eats together stays together. We can date back associations of food and celebration to time unknown; it brings happiness to the table, literally! Beyond borders and regions or beyond cultures and religions, the human community comes together to have a meaningful celebration over good food.
A modak puts a smile on Lord Ganesha's face. So, who are we to deny the joy food brings to us! A meaningful Thanksgiving demands Turkey, Eid Mubaraks are followed by a big beautiful bowl of biryani, a joyful Christmas is made of nuts, raisins and a whole lot of rum and the lists are endless. And it is almost always like, we simply take a day off, consume the pleasure of cooking, and simply binge on the dish with the most favourite bunch of folks!
As much as we pair celebrations with food, things take a turn when we decided to celebrate simply because there is a new harvest or a seasonal crop. There comes a need to celebrate food itself! But between all the images of filled plates and surrounded tables, there sure is an early morning ritual of pillow wetting followed by a re-heated pizza. While we happily embrace food, food has always embraced us back!