Martini ♥ Food : Le Fooding: Guardians of La Galaxie Gastronomique
Attending Le Fooding’s 15th Anniversary (June 5-7, 2015) was like going to a magnificent royal ball. And the biggest plus? There was no pressure to get a gown, wear glass slippers, find prince charming or kiss a comatose princess. You just had to show up in streetwear (preferably expandable) and eat and drink mouth-watering magical creations. Oh! And pay a reasonable-for-Paris fee. Bibbidi bobbidi boo!
Over an enchanting three-day celebration, Le Fooding guardians waved their magic wands and brought together some of the most brilliant and creative chefs in the world. The main objective was to feed the common villagers … notably me and my Eurosport eating buddy (a partner with stamina)! We both missed the wand-sorting ceremony and were extremely grateful for our taste bud champions who definitely used their powers for Good.
What absolute joy! They came from near and far, the Old World and New, the Far East and Wild West, Northern and Southern climes – classically-schooled and self-trained chefs capable of taking a few raw ingredients and transforming them into flavours, smells and textures of love, hope and humanity. Each sip and bite taken spread rays of sunshine through the tunnel of tragic darkness that seems to consume global society on a daily basis.
Food is a Force that needs to be discovered, appreciated and nurtured, and Le Fooding guardians make up one of the few elite groups who are spreading the word. To eat well, to know what we eat, to value what we eat, to respect those who grow, prepare and cook what we eat and to stop to eat with those we love all help to push the Dark Side of processed, packaged, polluting and fast food culture aside. May the Force stay with Le Fooding!
About the author:
RCL is a « Random Chinese Lady ». The author is not random, nor Chinese and sometimes not very « ladylike », but the adopted title fits well for such a misfit. RCL is American and Italian and lives in Paris with two entertaining kids. Her main aspiration is simple – to enjoy family and friendship through food!