Burrawong birds and more

burrawongThis article on Alice Waters started me thinking again.

It reads:

“My mother made a lot of things because she thought they’d be healthy for us,” she tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “There were some very unfortunate experiences with whole wheat bread and bananas. I always tried to get rid of that sandwich and eat one of my friends’ lunches.”

Waters first began to view food differently while in college, when she left the University of California, Berkeley, for a semester to study abroad in Paris.

“It was really an awakening for me,” she says. “I felt like I had never really eaten before. I had liked certain things but I didn’t understand how it fit into people’s lives in a delicious way. When I went [to Paris] and walked past the markets and ate in the little restaurants, it was like a revelation. … So when I came home, I felt like I could really make this happen in my own life.”

A friend of mine turned vegetarian after The Incident with a chicken foccacia. Another broadened her list of acceptable foods upon meeting her husband-to-be. And another, dropped the meat whilst he was living in England.

And so. I’m wondering about you.

Our backgrounds, events and circumstances shape the way we make our food choices. Why do you eat the way you do? I’m curious!

I’ll be posting soon.

If you’d like to tell your food story, hit me up @flavourcrusader or email me at info AT flavourcrusader DOT com

Photo of Burrawong chicken—which I must say, it’s rare these days, tastes like chicken—from Feather and Bone.

2 Responses to Burrawong birds and more

  1. I LOVE this!
    When you read my website [a little out of date and in need of modernising – sorry] you’ll see we are on the same page!
    Why do I eat as I do?
    I must know who has grown my food [if it’s not me], where and how it’s been grown, when it was picked / slaughtered / made / bottled and once i have this information, I can them make an informed decision as to whether its going to nourish my precious body.
    I originally trained as a naturopath, from a family of five generations of farmers, and the links between how food is grown and how our bodies can reach optimum health are inseparable – SIMPLE!
    Over the past ten years my learning about what are healthy soils – full of below-ground critters, microscopic beings and fungi – makes me even more committed to to sourcing foods grown with love and passion in healthy functioning soils.
    I don’t buy processed foods – every meal is done from scratch.
    I have five sons and all know how to make good tasty meals without packets.
    I’d love to assist and support your project – it is brilliant and will work :->
    Cheers and feasting locally,

    The Bush Goddess

  2. Sharon says:

    Hi Pennie,
    Wasn’t it great of John to connect us. Looking forward to meet you soon!

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