Ever heard the expression sharing is caring? It’s been used over and over in food reference context, but have you ever stopped to think where it came from?
At La Petite Mangue, we were debating amongst each other that it might have originated in Asia. Although all of us are from different parts of Asia – China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka- we share a very similar philosophy when it comes to family meals. We came from places where making ends meet and putting food on the table for some families was a struggle. It still is these days for some.
As the day begins, each family member is off to their respective task. We come together at the end of the day to eat and share our meals together; whether it’s a little or a lot. It is in a form of small buffet with food at the center of the table and each person has an empty plate that they can use. We talk about our day and laugh about the little things that happen.
Culturally, we don’t pray before eating, but there’s no doubt that we’re grateful for our meals and companies. We share what we’ve got; thus the saying “Sharing is caring”.
As an Asian caterer in Montreal, we take preparing food to heart. When we cater a buffet, we prepare it like how we would for our family meals; with the appreciation of the ingredients and the care of the ones who consume the food.
We look forward to be your buffet caterer and create a homemade food experience for your event!