Food is a necessity that creates a community around itself. It automatically brings people together. Think of all the hands that touch food before it gets to the grocery store, all the mechanisms at play up to the point where everyone’s communal work comes together in a dish. I think it’s valuable in sharing the energy and adding a bit of love when making your food. Food is the one true thing where you can share that love energy, like for real, in a real way, you can taste it. You taste it when it’s low and you taste when it’s high—even with a bowl of cereal. It doesn’t have to be anything special. If someone that loves you and whom you love, makes this most simple thing for you, it tastes better.
Jon: It creates a certain intimacy. It’s not sexual, it can be—but it’s not the same. It’s a different kind of sapio-like intimacy. When you feed somebody, that’s a piece of you. It’s ephemeral—it becomes a part of your memory bank.
Sophia: All the things that bring food to life are very primal. Nature is a really important aspect when we’re talking about food—understanding value chains, we don’t call them supply chains. They are things of value. Sixty percent of the specialty ingredients that we have, come from somewhere else.
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