Eat To Live?
.... Or live to eat?
I'm not a foodie except in so far as there are several foods I won't eat. Dog or pangolins
for a start. And definitely not for starters.
I suspect that I could be tempted if all chefs had a similar philosophy to Valentine Warner's
.'What makes me love cooking,' he says, 'is discovering the things to be found around us, bringing something in from outside and getting people excited about that. The idea of seasonal food used to be essential to British people because we didn't travel much, so people knew what grew around them in their region and learnt to use it because if you didn't, you went without.
"Now we don't need to inherit that knowledge from our parents and there's this supermarket-mentality that sells the idea of quickness - Eat this instead, it will make your life easier. We've become completely divorced from nature and a little scared of it.'
I'd still be a vegetarian though.Make Your Own Coke
Cola, that is.
I can't stand the stuff. The only time I can recall actually buying any was when living and travelling through Thailand
just over twenty years ago. A large bottle of coke made the bottle of Sang Thip
whiskey go down that much easier.
My question is, would I like it if it wasn't made by that giant, you-can-get-it-everywhere monolith?
.......................This has been post no.1,250. I think I'll drink to that.