What a year! It first bears to mention that whilst studying global foods and beverages, the globe is mostly inaccessible to us all. Even our own city has at some points been off limits.
How blessed we are then to have the resources and relative freedom to explore and learn in whatever the situation.
The journal i’ve created reminded me exactly why i’m studying. To begin to understand my place amongst this whole world of food (it’s small), to learn enough to give theoretical depth to food musings (i’ve only scratched the surface) and to experience food in new and wonderful ways (watch out for the pineapple). My hope is that my voice in this wide world is starting to emerge and that someone will enjoy reading it.
In terms of navigating through the journal:
- There is no upfront underlying theme, but some do emerge over the course of writing which we’ll cover in the conclusion.
- Each entry focuses on a weekly theme but the formats of the entries vary, some are field trips, some are recipes, some are short essays.
- The entries have no particular order however we suggest reading them in the order below. Within this list i’ve also given a guide on what format to expect for the entry as well as what weekly topic it covers.
Without further introduction, let us start…
- Cornish Saffron Buns – a recipe, mobilities
- England, Thailand, Iran – 3 Recipes, flavour profiles
- The Noma Guide to Fermentation – a book summary, fermentation
- A Rosé Guide – an infographic, wine
- Zealong Tea Estate – a photo essay, coffee & tea
- Visiting Boxer – a menu breakdown, other beverages
- The Cornish Cream Tea, A Timeline – a short essay, mobilities
- Things i’m Trying to Do Better – a list, evolution of cuisine