We asked via iReport for your stories of that person, place, book, restaurant or dish that made you sit up and start to see food as more than just a three times a day chore. You eat every day, and you've got a story to share.
Every so often, we're sharing the most hunger-inducing and heartfelt ones right 'chere.
iReporter Joshua Estrin has some pretty fancy friends, including Top Chef Masters contestant and MasterChef Judge Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot restaurant in Chicago. Elliot's dad - a Navy diver who sounds like the coolest guy ever, would add food coloring to bowls of pancake batter so the family could sit down to a rainbow feast. And it didn't stop there.
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