Food is a Common Experience
When we think of the differences among us around the world, there are many that are apparent. But I have enjoyed discovering our commonalities…the things that make us know each other better. Food, how we prepare it and share it, is one of those. Take your time looking at each photo. Most are in locations that perhaps immediate screams out the differences….look to see what is the commonality….and enjoy.
from Farmplate website
Food for Thought
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
– James Beard
Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the
single most significant trademarks of a culture.
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.
– Lucretius, Roman Poet and Philosopher
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water,
is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.
– Robert Browning
Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the
court that surrounds the king.
– Louis Bromfield
Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and
eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.
– Peter Farb and George Armelagos
Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating
The table is a place of communion for life’s large and small events.
Art Smith, Master Chef
– Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky
If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
– E.M. Forster