Wednesday, May 17, 2017

food porn

Avocados;  A favourite of mine, but they are going up in price see this article.  There are a variety of reasons, mostly to do with Mexico where 70% of the fruit are grown.  Mostly it is to do with poor crops, good and bad years, the Chinese developing a liking for them and of course Trump with his Mexican wall. 
I consider avocados a luxury food and don't get them often but watching a Waitrose advert the other day with mashed avocado on toast and a poached egg dripping enticingly over the dish, thought I would try it.  Now I am not in the business of food porn, so my photo looks rough and ready but it wasn't a bad dish and does show the egg my hens produce as a damn good egg;)



Paul was taken the way on the television they produced a poached egg, you know twirling the water and then dropping the egg in the water as the white slowly strands out.
Food porn, I blame Yotam Ottenghi for all this, have you ever looked at one of his recipes with at least two dozen ingredients, half of which you will not have and then turned the page to other things.
Sometimes our Western world is so taken up with the look and taste of food that we forget that a good half of the world is starved of enough calories to furnish a working day.  Perhaps we should concentrate on that.  Someone on the radio yesterday said that it would not make one iota of difference to food production if we turned to GMOs as a way to grow all our crops, thank goodness for that, avoid them like the plague they will ruin the ecosystem.  I know there is always a great battle in the green world against Monsanto, and its modifed seeds.  And as the honey bees and bumble bees continue to disappear a need to concentrate on the natural space of flowers and fruit trees needs to be taken into account - don't poison the Earth...

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  1. And most of those recipes with a couple of dozen ingredients have at least half a dozen things that need only half a teaspoonful and then the rest disappears at the back of the cupboard never to be seen again until it is years out of date, Simple is best.

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    1. Problem with newspapers and their supplement magazines is that they are 'London' based where you can get everything under the sun. But the truth lies in eating local food as Tabor says. I can get my rhubarb, apples and apple juice from the people in the village. And of course as you say eating simply in the first place.

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  2. I don't think we need to worry too much about what we eat as long as it is cultivated in a way that does not hurt others. YOu can make some good food porn from items at the local farmers market. I do love avocados, but they are not a necessity.

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    1. As you say avocados are not a necessity, we don't have many farmer's markets, the land round here is given to arable. Once upon a time this village was filled with orchards but most have been grubbed up.

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