The Power of Food

Why I love food isn’t exactly a mystery, its what keeps me alive. So why is it that the thing that keeps us is alive something that creates so much passion and diversity around the world?

When people discuss their travels, the food is one of the most memorable aspects of the adventure. You remember a place you visited far more fondly if you had a to die for tiramisu in Italy for example. And if like me you had a fish in Venice that tasted like the canal smelt you are less likely to want to return to that part of the world…( well Venice is pretty amazing and it had great gelato…so I forgive it!)

Food isn’t just something to merely keep us alive, like we view oxygen, but rather its a source of pleasure, guilt, well being, vitality and creativity. Nothing personally makes me feel better than whipping up a baked treat in the kitchen for the ones I love.

The thing I love most about food is that its the great equaliser. Everyone needs food and enjoys it. The dinner table is where all people of different walks of life can potentially sit down and enjoy the pleasure of good food and maybe a cheeky wine or sherbet depending on what you like :).

Maybe peace negotiations between countries could go a bit more smoothly at a dinner table? Just a thought!

Till next time,

xxxt

Start of Canadian Lit studies.

This semester I’m studying Canadian literature… Which I was warned was dry and dull. I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I’m finding it complex and really different. At the moment we are studying excerpts from the early explorers diaries and relatives stories.
It makes me realise how much we take for granted that the world we live in is easy to get around. These men set out to explore the continent and many times just never returned home. One unfortunate party was believed to have resorted to cannibalisim to survive… I’m not entirely sure if that was verified… But in 2014 we can hop on a plane and go virtually wherever we want. Tragic accidents still happen but they are the exception.. Not the norm.

We know the earth is round not flat, that if we get a cold we very likely won’t die and that there is not much left to be explored on Earth so we can feel far more certain about the world we live in. And it’s thanks to early explorers that did all the work for us. Now I’m not saying humans are out of the woods yet… But isn’t awesome that we can appreciate just how far we’ve come as a civilisation?

My First Blog Post!

I never even dreamed of having my own blog, until this morning driving to work. I had three takeaway coffee’s in my car and I realised that the things in my life that made me happy were the simple things like the smell of fresh coffee, new and old books and amazing food. I believe that in the end its these little things that really make life so enjoyable.

Im currently studying at university to become a librarian and I am so excited, scared and happy to be doing something with my life that I actually want to do. So while I’m studying  i’ll be blogging about my English lit studies, the books, teachers and any adventures that studying affords me! There will be much food, recipe and coffee talk as these are the things that keep me going! Any mean spirited comments will be deleted so please be nice 🙂 But plenty of discussion on books, food and coffee will be more than welcome! Till next time 🙂 xxx