It’s very easy to get swept along with fashion fads, after all, we all want to be part of the action don’t Whether it’s what we wear, how we decorate our houses or what we eat. Social media has the ability to make or break you. One need never leave one’s computer to salivate over dishes we would love to be able to cook ourselves, we can visit countries and visually taste their local cuisine, marvelling at the colourful markets and produce available.
On the other end of the Richter scale our screens are catapulting starving children into our lives every day. Through no fault of their own they will be born into horrendous poverty and pain and will never know the delights of picking and choosing what they eat, a balanced diet will never be part of their lives. We are a long way off banishing world poverty.
Fashion in food comes and goes, and living in a democratic country we have freedom of choice. This seems to have made us unhappy and dissatisfied with what we eat. We are always looking for the next superfood or food hero to clutch on to hoping it will turn us into the shiny glossy people who grace the cover of magazines. We need to learn to love food and ourselves. Enjoy the pleasures of eating everyday simple food, and not put it on a pedestal, not turn it into our enemy. After all wouldn’t those starving children do anything for just one bite.