As a demonstration on how to be the most popular person in the office, a co-worker brought in homemade rice pudding today. We showered him with praise, of course. There was creamy pudding, soft rice and just a bit of tartness. It was even better than Alice Medrich?s (my favorite cookbook author) recipe for rice pudding.
But the cooler thing was that it brought people together. Unexpected conversations and smiles abounded as we crammed into pudding man’s office. My friend Jimmy agrees that food is a great conversation starter. For a while, I’ve thought about displaying homemade treats in my cubicle. I love baking, but I can never finish my creations by myself. (Well, I can if I cram half of it in the freezer and subsequently grow tired of eating the same thing.) What better way to bring joy back into the work place and perhaps strike up deep conversations?
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