We all need it.
We would die without it.
If you read science fiction written 50 years ago, we were all supposed to be living on pills by now.
Instead, in Western society, food has polarised. At one end of the scale there are fast food and pre-packed meals full of artificial ingredients and preservatives. At the other end we now have food as art, innovative cuisine combining flavours and ingredients unheard of twenty or thirty years ago. Entire reality television shows are devoted to this type of food (without mentioning any names).
I want to say here that I don't get the point of combining food and television. To me food is about eating, which means it should taste good, smell good, hopefully look good, and be nutritious. A pleasant side effect is the social aspect - nothing beats sitting down to a Sunday lunch with a group of friends and family. Where can television possibly fit into the above? ...continue reading "Modern Food"