Introducing “What’s in the Fridge?”

a box full of vegetables

“What’s in the Fridge” is dedicated to both the life of food and the food of life.

What does that even mean, Emily?  Let me explain.

Our relationship with food

Food.  Your best mate really, never to leave you.  Like it or not, your constant companion through all the days of your life.

Sure food is most notable for sustaining life… my life, your life, our lives, but this constant companionship creates a, idk, bond.  You start latching on to certain foods.  Your life experiences dictate what is on the menu.  Arguably, this could just be a case of Pavlov’s Dog.  We associate beer and pizza with a great time with friends and mom’s meatloaf with a time of safety and comfort regardless of the outcomes.  I get that.  I’m getting that even louder and clearer as I write this, in fact.

Pretty scary actually…

I want my bond with food to be pure.  So what can we do to break free from these associations?

Instead of react → create.

“What’s in the Fridge” is dedicated to both the life of food and the food of life.

What does that even mean, Emily?  Let me explain.

Our relationship with food

Food.  Your best mate really, never to leave you.  Like it or not, your constant companion through all the days of your life.

Sure food is most notable for sustaining life… my life, your life, our lives, but this constant companionship creates a, idk, bond.  You start latching on to certain foods.  Your life experiences dictate what is on the menu.  Arguably, this could just be a case of Pavlov’s Dog.  We associate beer and pizza with a great time with friends and mom’s meatloaf with a time of safety and comfort regardless of the outcomes.  I get that.  I’m getting that even louder and clearer as I write this, in fact.

Pretty scary actually…

I want my bond with food to be pure.  So what can we do to break free from these associations?

Instead of react → create.

The life of food

The plan is to enjoy the journey of food.   Create the experience.

Each region is different.  Not just culturally but agriculturally as well.   We’ve all seen those weirdo fruits & vegetables in the grocery store and wondered wth is that?  Who eats that?  (I know I’m not the only one.)

Wonder no more, people do eat that.  It wasn’t a mistake made by the manager.  It gets fixed with whomever’s recipe… and they love it.

The lesson here is, who am I to say weirdo vegetable.  Somebody loves that weirdo!

So, that’s the plan.  Appreciate the life of food.

#foodchallenge

Wouldn’t it be something to have friends or family over and have dishes that everyone was curious about.  Where everyone shared something new.  I mean it all can’t be bad, right?  I’m sure there will be winners and losers.  There always are anyway.  So why not have fun with it?  Create a buzz.  Excitement.  Interest.  Laugh.

Would be a great addition to a wine tasting.  Some bring wine and some bring food.  Then you don’t get hammered… idk, just thinking.

Most importantly ~ Memories will be made.

Not your recipe hookup

OK, this is not going to be the recipe hotspot.  Although I’m sure we will hit on a few winners, I mean, how could you not.  It’s just that recipes are so… so boring.  The idea is to get curious, create an experience with your people.  I can’t tell you how to do it.  That’s no fun.

Google that weirdo!

Then follow the recipe…

The food for life

So why call this “What’s in the Fridge?”  We aren’t going around and taking pictures of stranger’s refrigerators are we?  Well, no.

I really want to tho…  I’m serious.  I think that would be really cool.  Takers, lmk.

The idea is this:  if it’s in your fridge, it’s real.  The choices you spend your time and money is what’s for dinner.

So we will start with the only consistency we have seen so far, the existence of grocery stores.  Just like a US market, the supply/demand tells you what the people want.  That will never change, lol.  Aisle after aisle of all the test subjects you could ever want.  From regional foods to regional interpretations of other region’s foods to, most importantly, all the ingredients for the food for life.

Take a bite out of crime!

We need to change.  Not just change but continually change.

The weirdo sections of the grocery stores are just getting bigger and bigger folks.  We have to remind ourselves we chose a life of uncertainty and inconsistency and that requires us to stop living within the same comforts and behaviors.  We have to learn to take things as they come, especially food.  If we don’t, we will never experience the world to its fullest and that was the point, right?

What’s in the fridge?

We have created this dedicated section to showcase all the interesting foods we find along the way.  A good way to keep the dream alive and maybe even create a buzz.

I keep coming back to the same phrase.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

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