I’m resposting this too, (from 18 April 2010)……It feels more relevant than ever…..
When I started this blog I knew I wanted to start a conversation from the beginning about food. Although I have worked (and played) with food most of my life, like many people I know, I had become overloaded and overwhelmed with information. I must also confess that up until recently I had been lazy in my search for any knowledge, I was turning a blind eye and I needed to start caring more……..
Our relationship with food has become warped hasn’t it? The gap between those who can afford good food and those who can’t seems to widen, and cheap, bad food (and clothes etc…) get ridiculously cheaper.
We now live in a world obsessed with body image, which goes hand in hand with an even more warped view of food as we seek to be slim but we are becoming increasingly obese. Diets don’t work, (I can tell you!) but they are a multi million pound industry.
So what can be done now? I don’t know yet. But what I do know is that I don’t want a rant and a moan on here but to start the conversation from scratch again, just to try to get a clearer understanding on what’s going on.
One thing that does seem to be clear to me is that by making people feel guilty about food, in any way doesn’t work to promote a better understanding. Junk food and readymeals will be around for a long time yet and whether we like it or not, they are part of our culture now. Encouragement to improve them, to step away from them once in a while, seems like a good idea.
And ask around about everyone’s guilty food pleasure. You’ll be surprised. (if they are telling the truth!) Your guilty pleasure will probably be one of your dessert island dishes.
So this blog is…………..
…..restarting a conversation, from the beginning about what is good food?
…..about seasonal food and it’s pleasures.
…..about reasonable food and it’s pleasures.
…..mostly about art and food….
…. about dancing and dressing up.
…..feeling a need to kick some of the snobbishness out of food.
…..to inspire….and encourage….someone away from ready meals, once in a while.
…..looking for our dessert island dishes.
…..writing a book.
…..about doing good things.
…..loving really good food but having really dirty guilty pleasures/dirty dishes.
…..also about drink.
…..thinking about a box scheme….
….thinking about the supermarkets….
…..looking to start to understand what’s going on in the world of art and food.
…..making art, music, videos….
…..having a very nice time.
…..thinking about hosting and sharing some food.
…..thinking about growing some food.
……oh yes and dancing and nice shoes…….
…..any thoughts? give me a shout.