The plans for the column are pretty far-reaching - anything related to food + parenting is fair game. This column, however, was mostly an introduction. An excerpt:
Food is complex. On one level, it’s a basic necessity: fuel for the body. For some people, their interest doesn't go very far beyond than that. But for most people today, food is much more than just a delivery mechanism for the calories we need to get through the day; it’s a way to explore new cultures, to learn about history and agriculture and how the world works.So far, it's been fun to write. And research!
Plus, bringing people together over a meal can strengthen existing relationships and create new ones. Food is educational, entertaining, creative, emotional and—best of all—fun.