Food Brings Everyone Together
Editor In Chief/ Chef Woo Can
If you just woke up from a bad nightmare, well, Good Day, Good Evening to you. You did! Our country is going through a different period of time. Who's right and who's wrong? Does it really matter blaming who we feel si wrong or right? When can we ever agree? Is t really possible. I think we no longer respect each other's opinion, and the only way to combat a view that's not in line with our own, we argue, we no longer learn how to listen, we're so afraid to speak our mind worrying about being labelled by an individual or group. Who's to say if eaither one of us is correct? I guess it's that mob mentality swayed by politicians fueling their anger rather deescalate the problem or issue.
Now, you may wonder what Chef Woo Can is talking about, he knows how to cook which in itself is a creative art form. You make a mistake or do something wrong or read a recipe wrong, you have the creative ability to change it rather than throw it out.
Social Media is contributing largely to information and misinformation. There is nothing we can do. It is what it is right now!
I feel that if you get a group of people that are totally opposite, with varying backgrounds and economic status, and offer them their favorite foods in 1 room, I guarantee in a matter of minutes, this group will start talking about food in general, they talk about their favorite food and the passion we have with that favorite food and in no time, they'll offer you to try the food, although initially reluctant your are persuaded to try and you do and after awhile it does taste good and then both of you start taking about it, there is a sense of calm in the room, peace a little humor and happiness and ultimately the conversation is understanding differences and talk about their background leading them to getting to know one another.
Then the issue of talking about topics of differences, whether its Covid, Vax or no vax or world politics, personal opinions while your eating this delicious favorite foods you never saw before to actually talking to each other on a civilized level. The more we listen the more we understand one another. We may not always agree but we can agree to disagree which is a positive step because not everything in life we'll agree to but at least we learned to respect each other, lern to listen and calmly talk about similarities and even differences
All this over eating food. Food has that calming effect, what it does to our brain is amazing.
The final analysis, is eating a talking go hand in hand.
Imagine, if Putin and Biden got together over a long weekend eating and sharing their favorite foods all day long for the entire weekend. I'll bet they talk, listen and would come to some sort of compromise and understanding and ultimately avoid war. When there is little communication among leaders, war is always the answer but it doesn't have to be!
Always remember this Knowledge is Power! No knowledge requires the tactic of Lying and confusion!
Are our views conceived from others or from our own research?
By Chef Woo Can