The Food Guy
I read about food politics like it's a Harry Potter.
Eating my way through culture and cooking up the future.
Recipe creation for advance kitchen users
There are only two ways to make new food. First, make something up. Mix random stuff and see what happened. Like mixing pasta with the cheese and beans with a little smoked paprika, sweetcorn, oregano, salt pepper and a BBQ sauce for the smoky feel to bind it all together. Then bake it and once baked put it in the wrap with some slaw. A BBQ Bean Mac’n’Cheese Burrito. Smoky creamy delicious pasta in the easy form. Sounds amazing doesn't it? Except I haven't actually made this. I made it up, it took me 20 seconds. I can't say whether it's tasty or not but it certainly can be once it’s cooked a couple of times. Imagine it!
The Best Food
The Best Food. Part 2. The best food exists and it’s a [insert your idea of the best food]. Does it tick the boxes for nutrition, calories, taste, joy, sustainability, convenience, instagramability, home-madeness, locality, community support, etc., etc… ? Or you might think the best food is - in the words of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart “I know it when I see it”.
This is not the first time I think about the people I am with, rather than working in the steaming hot kitchen. As easy as it would be to cook with someone, more often this activity is reserved for one. The chef, the owner, the host, the mother. A single unit always rules the hearth of the house and maybe there are no other ways but for the one to take on the responsibility. I had seen many people owning to the expectations of the good cooks, chefs, owners, and mothers but hardly ever at the same time. Last week I was invited not to be a stranger, take charge, help, to play a part.
I was in the city today and I was trying to hide from the scorching sun, so I took this shortcut in between two tall buildings. It took me to this strange place I never knew existed. Let me tell you about it. Please sit down. Trust me, you want to hear it. I ate the glass! Can you imagine? I have the proof. But I will get to that. So…
The Power Of Words
Have you ever been to Italy and ordered a three-cheese sandwich for breakfast and got excited to discover what cheeses go really well together? Have you then received a sandwich with not one but two types of American processed cheese slices and a spreadable cheese with nothing else between the squared white bread? If that sounds like you (#SoRelatable) what was your course of action afterward? When this happened to me I couldn't find a better way to fight the system of dubious foods in well-located, presentable places next to busy train stations than:
Lingerie It is our anniversary. After work, I ran to the shop to get some flowers for Jane. In the shop, I am not impressed by the variety and colours. It’s all the same. Always this around that. Small white sprinkles everywhere, one large bright red thing in the middle. I honestly could do without this but I feel that after last year's disaster I have to put in some work. I am not gonna tell you what happened that year but it wasn’t pretty. Nothing extravagant, no tears or anything but there wasn’t a spark either and it was our fifth anniversary. Five is an important number for a young couple, yet we ended up doing “Netflix and chill” on our anniversary. Sorry, I digress.