Remarkably, it seems like I’ve been writing about the misbehavior of kitchens and the role of women within them for a long time – and just like that, the conversation has started to finally go very, very public. In the course of just a few weeks, the misbehavior of a few notable chefs has opened the conversation up to a national audience. Although those cases will all continue to play out in the courts for some time – it is refreshing to see the conversation take on new urgency.
But, while that conversation brews a bit, I am asking for some help this week.
I am taking on a project writing about our relationships with food. There are so many questions in this conversation that it can, at times, seem like a maze. Which question to tackle and which way to go is hard to determine.
But, I think I have a space in which to start. Which is where you come in.
I want to look at why we eat what we eat.
So, I’ve come up with a short set of questions that I need you to answer.
You can answer them in the comments space below (but, keep in mind the comments are public) or, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Either way – I’d really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to participate with your thoughts…and don’t worry, there are no wrong answers!
Here we go:
- What is your food “ideology” – how do you shape your concept of what you should eat?
- Does any one factor/idea/belief/person/…from any part of your life shape your “ideology”? If yes, what is it?
- What percentage (roughly) of the time in “real life” do you live up to your “ideology” in how you actually eat?
- What in your life causes you to stray from your “ideology” of food and eating?
- Are either of these questions important to you regarding food: (a) Who made it (purveyors/farmers/chefs)? (b) Where did it come from (locality/source)?
- Do you trust/believe that those making/selling/serving your food “know” food? Is this important to you?
- Is there a right (GOOD) and a wrong (BAD) when it comes to food?
Finally…just let me know…if I’d like to share one of your answers, may I attribute it to you, or would you prefer to remain anonymous?
Thanks for your help!
I’ll keep you posted… xo Andrea