The Re-Culture of Sacred Food
During the last few decades we have become accustomed to over-producing & over-consuming food. By consume we do not mean ingest, as we are not able to keep up with the rate of production. It is said that at least a 1/3 of the food produced does not get eaten.
This only means one thing: FOOD WASTE.
We have also very much so become a THROWAWAY CULTURE.
Rather than keep empty jars and use them as a Tupperware, we would rather buy new Tupperware containers. Rather than buy ugly vegetables, we opt only for the good looking ones, forcing supermarkets to have ridiculous beauty standards for their fresh produce. Rather than ask for a doggy bag at a restaurant and embarrass ourselves, we would rather let them throw it away. Rather than buy unwrapped vegetables, we demand everything wrapped in unnecessary plastic because of our germophobia.
Here at Sacred Food we believe in RESCUING, RECYCLING, and REPURPOSING as much as practically possible.
By rescuing we mean asking your local grocery store if they have any ugly fruits or veggies that they don't have on display or may be throwing away. Here on Gozo we personally love going to Charles Attard in Fontana, on the way to Xlendi. They separate the beauty from the ugly. On the outside they have fresh produce which they consider ugly or not fit to sell at full price.