Hi Folks! My friend sent me this excerpt from “Communities of Food” by Carlo Petrini (in the book Manifestos of the Future of Food and Seed). I thought it was pretty awesome, so I wanted to share it with all of you! Have a great weekend and I’ll be back soon with a yummy recipe!
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“Cooking is language, cooking is identity; cooking is a primary need of all humankind. It is culinary skill, manual dexterity, and the ability to capture the right mix of flavor and spiciness that makes eating pleasurable. This pleasure has never been and will never be the privilege of the few. It is one of the physiological prerogatives of all of us, a sign of humankind’s serene relationship with nature and life.
All around the world, no one food culture is more important than another. Every one precisely expresses a profound identity and its language through food. We have to respect these diversities. We have to be grateful to the art and skill of women and men capable of producing foods as simple as they are outstanding—the fruit of an ability to exploit and make do with the sometimes scant resources that Mother Nature had made available. [These food creations] are representations of the wisdom of humankind, of subsistence economies, and of the never-ending fight against hunger.”