Monday, December 1, 2014

Michal Ansky: The Intimacy of Food on Our Plates

I'm a huge fan of TED talks. I'm one of those that believe a healthy dose of these talks can be good for you because they help you make better decisions in life. I previously shared Jamie Oliver's TED talk on the importance of food education and on better nutrition, and here I am sharing another talk that I hope you will like - this time by Michal Ansky. 

In this TED talk Michal Ansky, food journalist and Masterchef Israel judge, talks about the intimacy of eating food and the impact of globalization on local dishes. She talks about the memories that is inherent in eating the food we have on our plate - memories in the form of recipes handed down from through generations from grandmothers to granddaughters - and how all of that is now threatened, and enabled, by globalization. 

I find that this is relevant in our own context in Philippine supermarkets, with freezers full of Australian beef and imported vegetables from around the world. In order to enjoy a taste of heritage and history in our local dishes which were handed down by generations before us, we need to embrace globalization and the benefits they provide. 

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  1. I love their videos as well! I follow Jamie Oliver and I enjoy his posts on IG. So mouth-watering.

    1. Mouth watering right? I hope I can cook as well as he can! I'll probably give it a couple of years, maybe I can share mouth-watering dishes too!