What does it mean to love food? This is a question I’ve been thinking about a lot in this past week of discovery and education.
Since learning that I now have to be more aware of foods that can lead high blood pressure, the wheels have been turning…a lot. In searching for ways to improve the food that we buy and as a result the dishes I put together, I started thinking about the sources of the food that we eat.
As someone who has mainly grown up in cities, I can honestly say that I never really got involved in the journey of food from source to plate. Yes, I’ve known that meat comes from animals (but never saw an animal prepared for consumption), that vegetables and fruits are grown in the ground by farmers, and that people work hard to provide the food that I enjoy. I have always made a point to buy healthy foods, and for the most part avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup. But, I never really put much thought into the entire circle of life.
Enter The Perennial Plate. I found out about Daniel Klein’s and Mirra Fine’s project from a tweet that popped up on my timeline talking about their new adventure in sustainable eating that would take them around the world. After checking out this preview video: