Sensi Magazine February 2019 - Orange County Digital Edition
Jan 29, 2019 01:55PM
● By Amber Orvik
“Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Food is not mere sustenance. Food is the universal language of love, history, tradition, passion, seduction, and culture. In fact, if you think of the times you’ve been invited to someone’s house, it seems everyone always ends up in the kitchen. We gravitate towards the place of food because it subconsciously signals a sense of community. Throughout history, wars have paused while enemies sat together to share a meal before a battle ensued, kingdoms celebrated victories with great feasts, and now, food represents our daily lives. We eat out, watch TV shows about cooking, cheer on chefs battling it out for a coveted title—whatever it is, food is the star in today’s world.
This issue, our theme is food—but it’s more than ingredients; it’s about global inclusion, the importance of trying new things, learning about other cultures and traditions, and exploring the dining and cooking options accessible. We’ve become more aware of how the food we eat is made and grown; we’re familiar with terms like sustainable, farm-to-table, organic, ingestible, and fusion; and we seek out restaurants with unique culinary concepts. That said, whether cooking or dining out, eating with friends, or incorporating cannabis into your meal at home, food truly is the great unifier. It tells us a story of a people, establishes familial tradition and cultural evolution, and creates a bond from one person to another. There really is nothing more personal than food. We are quite literally ingesting someone’s vision and story, and that is worth pausing for.
Point is, we as a society have a love affair with food, and as our culinary curiosities grow, we learn more, become more conscious, and hopefully learn to appreciate other cultures—including realizing how lucky we are to live in a country that has so much food available to us. As you flip through the pages of this month’s issue, may you find inspiration and hopefully a nagging desire to go eat!
Dawn Garcia // MANAGING EDITOR // SENSI SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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