A week ago, while I was heading to work, on public transit, I overhead an old couple's conversation about their old village. They use to harvest oil from peanut, from pig belly. Immediately, I was reminded of my parent's story when they are young. Oil from pig belly is so rich in flavor, that the fragrant last in their memory.
Indeed, it was the flavor and taste blends that make memorable memory of the past. Suddenly, nostalgia of the past visited my mind. The old couple said, "Today, we cannot have these fresh oil. Our children forbid us to have it for health purposes. We missed the taste".
That is when I felt for them. Our knowledge of food, nutrition and health have transformed cultural and modernization of both the traditional and commercializations. I too, have placed such restriction for my parents. Why not, especially when it is for our parent's benefit? What have we lose in this process? - our culture? health? or something else?
Food, they are uniquely different.