Here’s a non-political and kind of awesome thing to think about for those who like to cook: Did you know that things that tend to be very very pricey on fancy menus may have been “peasant food” or made up by those with very little means to purchase higher-end ingredients?
Think about “Fisherman’s Stew” for instance. What was once made by fishermen who just put the stuff nobody bought that day off of the dock into a big pot with vegetables and spices, has become a delicacy.
Food history informs today, just as all history informs today. If anyone wants more examples, I’d be happy to write a full article regarding this topic. I’ve been thinking about it during this quarantine because I want people to take off the chains of limitations and follow roads to joy. I send my love to each and every one of you.