Written by Jonathan Hickman
Artwork by Adam Kubert
Colors by Frank Martin Jr.
Chef’s Note: Shang Chi’s choice of pie to help Tamara recover her sense of memory and identity is a wise one. He knows, as we do, that she earlier spoke of “When I was a girl my mother always made me pie.”
“Food memories are more sensory than other memories in that they involve really all five senses, so when you’re that thoroughly engaged with the stimulus it has a more powerful effect,” explains Susan Whitborne, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts….
“Food memories feel so nostalgic because there’s all this context of when you were preparing or eating this food, so the food becomes almost symbolic of other meaning,” Whitbourne says. “A lot of our memories as children, it’s not so much the apple pie, for example, but the whole experience of being a family, being nourished, and that acquires a lot of symbolism apart from the sensory quality.”
Chef’s Note: Happy National Pie Day!