If you've been asked and haven't yet done it, begin writing down your specialties, everyday favorites, or even the way you arrange and present the most ordinary of foods. The dishes all showcase your unique flair and creativity. Think how thrilled a younger family member would be to receive this book all filled out with your recipes and the narrative in your own words telling about each dish or recipe's origin and the special touches you add to make it yours alone. Photograph special serving pieces and tape them into this book, with what makes them special.
Keep on sharing your love through food but go the extra distance to make it lasting by putting down on paper in this journal your secrets and thought process for each delicious work of edible art — starting today.