Food is so much more than the sum of its parts. In its most basic form, food brings us instinctual joy and hope for another day as it nourishes our body. In its most elevated form, food inspires and delights. It encapsulates our hardships and our revelry in its smells, tastes, and textures, waiting to be released at some unexpected future moment. The dizzyingly delightful waft of freshly baked cookies can suspend time for the briefest of moments as it entirely envelops us in joy. The ceremonial cutting of cake marks milestones of growth, achievement, and commitment. Around it we gather and for it, we venture far. Food stirs our soul.