I remember these details because food is a powerful trigger for memory. And memories — the distinctive and tender and humorous ones — are often tied to love.
To paraphrase Nora Ephron, I’ve made a number of mistakes in love. I look back at some of them with regret. But although the goat cheese was smushed, the crostini were miniscule and the champagne was flat, I’ve never regretted the food.
Adam Harrison Levy is a writer and documentary film-maker. He lives in New York.