“Food has always been an important part of the Genuine Contact™ workshops and mentoring circles. From 2002 until 2010 Eiwor and Rachel nourished the participants that came from around the world to participate in Birgitt and Ward Williams’ September workshops. In this cookbook they share some of their recipes with you. “
Food is a great connector and creator of genuine contact. Sharing a meal around a table often facilitates deep conversations and learning. This cookbook is a collection of recipes from when the Genuine Contact™ Program became international and people from around the world started to gather in the home of the founders, Birgitt and Ward Williams. Rachel and Eiwor, who shared most of the cooking experience during the first ten years, brought with them their cultural food heritage and merged it with ideas and recipes from the people who joined the Genuine Contact workshops.
“September in Raleigh came with some very special moments. When going through intense work, it is sometimes helpful to shift the environment. The workshop participants could spend a half day at the lake in the Beaver Dam recreation area and get much work done, while enjoying nature and swimming. Some of those days ended with a cook out in the evening.”
“Dinner comes with a feeling of conclusion and space. In Raleigh the workshop day often ended with spending some time together around the dinner table, reflecting on the day and making plans for the evening. Sometimes the dinner proceeded into a time on the porch, watching while the day slowly surrendered the light to the coming night.”
The shared recipes are easy to cook and to double if there are more people sitting around your table. The Special Memories section includes secret family recipes from North Carolina, in the original North American version and also translated into what can be found in European grocery stores.