Food Memory: Many Cupcakes for E’s Wedding

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One of my college roommates, E, got married 2.5 years ago, and this picture of bags of marching cupcakes down the hall in her home reminds me of how much food plays an integral part in social rituals. While flowers and lights, dresses and invites, all play a huge role in the way a wedding happens, the dinner or snacks, drinks and dessert that are served are almost always planned down to a tiny margin for error. E chose cupcakes for portability (they didn’t need to be cut!) and, in this case, because they tasted amazing. It was fun to be a part of the backstage for her wedding; at the time, I was probably far more blissfully ignorant of how hard she’d been working than I should have been, but I got my comeuppance 1.5 years later, when I found myself biting into my own cake samples and choosing what would be served at my wedding.

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2 comments on “Food Memory: Many Cupcakes for E’s Wedding

  1. That is a lot of cookies, yummy.

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  2. Mel & Suan says:

    Right on the money! Indeed food is central to weddings in almost every (perhaps all) cultures. We just went to an Indian wedding and believe us the food was fabulous!!

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