How should I start doing this? I don’t need to0 much thinking and I know how… Values.
In these times values are underestimated by people, they give for granted so many things and they expect to get what they want in return. I don’t need to talk about my values, you are going to see me or talk to me or just reading this post you will start making and idea about me.
I would like to show you about my values through my food, respect – honesty – sharing – love, with every single thing I do in the kitchen, in the garden, with the producers and suppliers will be a reflection of these values. Everyone who participates in this is a part of the same philosophy of respect of nature as a creator of our food. A flower, a vegetable, a piece of meat even the plates will have their own story, something good to say about them and a good reason to be on the table.
Values are the foundation of this project, if the base of my dream is going to be sustained for this, everything it is going to be in the right direction. I want the people to see that the way I do my craft is the way that I am as a person. Overall I am a human being and through my life experience I have had the opportunity to build those values and now it is time to share them on the table with others.
For inspiration or just to think in food and get a little hungry…. mmm… asparagus, artichokes, lettuces, cavolo nero, borage
Or cured fish roe, usually made of tuna or grey mullet (in Europe) but here in New Zealand, I use roe from fresh fish from the farmer’s market, this time Kumukumu or Red Gurnard, they are small but they are nice and fresh.
These are very exciting times for us, we have decided to start our own food service focused on everyone who wants to taste honest local food.
Lyttelton is surrounded by food, and by my own experience in the last 10 months I have been eating leaves, herbs, nuts, fruits and flowers that I forage during my daily walks. We are so lucky to have the Farmer’s Market every saturday, and now starting the spring season we can find something new every weekend. Lyttel Piko is my favorite shop, you can find almost everything there and it is the starting point of my whole food based pantry.
The philosophy is local – organic – biodynamic – animal welfare supporting the local producers and suppliers. It is my dream to create a sustainable food service that supports the community and the community does the same in return. When I think in food I think about sharing, in the end that’s the whole purpose of my craft, but is not only food, it is food made with respect and love, it is nourishment for our body that is why it has to be healthy and nutritious.
Our food is an invitation to the senses, to experience new flavors or a different culture or a completely new food experience, who said that is not right to start eating sweets before savory??
Everyone is welcome