Fragrant and warming, a small pinch of ground cardamom added to breads, cakes, teas, and coffees can create an altogether new flavors and turn the mundane into something magical. But it was a lust for spices in the East that sewed bitter threads into humanity’s historical narrative. “Spices quickly became an emblem of power for […]
You could write an entire theology just around the process of growing and harvesting wheat. It’s impossible to deep dive into a conversation around wheat, or any grain, without delving into ecology and sustainability, the food chain and how humans steward the land.
Despite all of my efforts to control what’s happening, the plants or the people are going to do what they do, in response to the sometimes natural and sometimes not so natural processes going on within and around them.
Paul Bogard is all of us.
There is an opportunity for food to create community that is honest and abundant: where the truth can be told, where history can be owned and amended in the present, and where revolution can be ignited around a pot of beans.