food knowledge SECONDSIGHT 30 - 26 Jul 2012
Somewhere along the line we lost the Connection
By Samuel Levie
There is a well-known Dutch saying: what a farmer doesn’t know, he doesn’t eat. A friend of mine asked me one day:“Isn’t it strange that we eat every day from farmers we don’t know?” And I suppose it is. If we look at the shor t history of mankind is seems only a few minutes ago that most humans where farmers working the clay.And if you weren’t a farmer you where probably doing some other kind of craft directly trading your labour for food. Food, fresh water and shelter where the most important things in life. Food was one of the most valued goods. And because good and fresh food was worth so much to us we needed to know how to store it and how to cook it…...