How to Start a Great Conversation About Your Favorite Food

This blog post will give you tips on how to start a conversation with your favorite food so that others can share in the enjoyment and love for all things delicious using the Legacy Storytelling Method.

The Legacy Storytelling Method helps people tell their favorite stories by encouraging them to use the five W´s when telling their stories. Done correctly, this process can help to tell your story or the story of a loved one.

Here are a few ways to get started with your favorite food story

“What is your favorite food? Tell me about it. How does it make you feel? What memories and thoughts come to mind when you think about this favorite food of yours?” Below you'll find more prompts to help you keep the conversation going and a method of recording the stories.

The Weekly Prompt

If you want to start a good conversation with someone, the best way is to talk about food. This goes for all audiences: caregivers, families, and memoirists alike! When your favorite dish pops up in conversation, it's easy to get lost in the nostalgia of childhood memories or moments spent with loved ones. What better way to share these experiences than through writing or talking through it? Food is something that everyone can relate to, no matter what their background may be. You'll never go hungry for inspiration when you're looking for a food-related topic!

How to Start Telling Your Favorite Food Memory

Everyone has one. The story of the first time you ate your favorite food, or the dish that reminds you of a close friend from childhood. But what do you do when someone asks “what's your favorite food?” and all you can think is “I don't know” or, “I'm not sure yet.” That was me for most of my life. I didn't have a single answer to this question because no matter how many times it was asked, my answer always changed. My favorite dish could be anything from grilled cheese to spaghetti to classic Irish fish and chips— depending on what mood I was in at any given moment. 

But then something happened that made me realize why there were so many changes: every day, as we go about our lives, we experience new things. We meet people, travel to different places, and encounter all sorts of food. It's only natural that our favorite dishes change with time because we are constantly changing as well! The trick is staying true to yourself when you're trying something new for the first time. If it works out in your favor, then it will be a favorite dish for life. If you're not a fan, then it will be just another favorite food that came and went.

When you're ready to tell your favorite food memory, start with the five W´s.

  • What is your favorite food?
  • Who introduced you to your favorite food?
  • How old were you when you first had it?
  • Where were you when you first tasted that unforgettable food?
  • Why is it your favorite food?

These simple questions will help bring your best memories to life. You can also find more prompts in my blog post “What is your favorite food”. That's another free resource that you can find on the website. 

Week 36 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling Favorite Food

Have you ever had a favorite food? One that is so delicious, you can't stop thinking about it long after the meal has ended. Maybe it reminds you of home or makes you think about an amazing vacation. Or maybe your favorite food brings back memories of a loved one who passed away. All those moments are worth remembering and sharing with others.

What’s Next

If you want to start a good conversation with someone, the best way is to talk about food. We hope that this article will help inspire you to share some of your own memories and stories on what makes up your favorite foods. It can be as simple as remembering how it tastes or where it comes from for example! 

Share these stories with those around you – maybe they'll even tell their own favorites in return! You never know who might have something interesting to say until you ask them!  

If you want help telling your stories, click here for more storytelling tips, and share with your loved ones to help them tell their story! Happy Writing!