Breaking Bread with Brook Burke-Charvet

When we moved over the summer, one of the decisions we made as a family was to eliminate DirectTV. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and stations like MeTV are plenty to keep us entertained, and we have better control over what media our family consumes.

Now that Christmas is approaching, however, M and I are really missing the Hallmark Channel! Enter Feeln.com! I’m so excited about this new online service that allows us to stream the great quality content that Hallmark provides.

One of the new series offered on Feeln is “Breaking Bread with Brook Burke-Charvet.” I just finished watching the first episode (watch it free here), and I loved it! In each episode, Brook will meet with a celebrity and talk about food and family. In this first episode, she meets with Florence Henderson at her favorite restaurant, Vito.

I love that the show has so many different elements to keep the viewer interested. First, we get the opportunity to get to know the amazing Florence Henderson on a personal level–she talks about her family, her life, her values. Second, we get to see some amazing Italian food prepared–recipes and all! Finally, the show asks the viewer to connect with the host and the guest as we think about those special family meals we share as they share a meal together. I’m not normally one to sit and watch a cooking show, but I loved this glimpse into the life of one of my favorite actresses–the food was an added benefit!

My family is not Italian, but we do love Italian food, and this episode brought back many great memories from my childhood. 🙂 Many of my fondest memories of family get-togethers include my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce or her delicious lasagna! Like Florence, I didn’t grow up in a wealthy home, and spaghetti is one of those meals that tastes amazing, but doesn’t cost a fortune. I remember my mom simmering her homemade sauce all day on the stove, filling the house with deliciousness. We couldn’t wait for dinner time!

I found it interesting that Florence’s first taste of Italian food was pizza. 🙂 Our favorite family restaurant is the local pizza place, Crusty’s. When my family first moved to Camp Verde 30+ years ago, Crusty’s was our go-to place. When report cards came in, we celebrated by bringing home Crusty’s pizza and watching a movie. As my siblings and I grew up, moved away (and some of us moved back), Crusty’s is still the mainstay for family get-togethers. The taste of Crusty’s is associated with love and family–and maybe that’s why I’ve never found another pizza that compares!

I’m looking forward to the next episode of “Breaking Bread,” in which Brook spends time with another of my favorites, Jane Seymour. This time, Jane and Brook gather ingredients from Jane’s garden and cook together. I can’t wait to see it!

Karen

 

 

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