According to me, food is about more than fancy garnishes and the latest fine dining trends. Food is about more than how a thing looks, or even how it tastes. Food is about communion, and about creation – but not only. It’s complicated, see? According to me, food is about the dirt in which it is grown. It’s about hedonism, which may seem contradictory but I promise you that it’s not.
Food is about farmer’s markets and a floppy hat to keep the sun off my face and hybrid cars and the chickens roosting on my back steps. It’s understanding some chemistry, and being able to manipulate a recipe so it comes out how I think it ought to – it’s making six batches, if that’s what it takes, to get it right. According to me, food has everything to do with politics and environmentalism and ethics. I use food for calories, for pleasure, for stress-relief, and, occasionally, for triggering emotional breakdowns.Read More»