Taste Week 2011
This is Taste Week here in France. I took a preparation to the library in a nearby town as I did last year. This year I made a raw carrot confection, a version of a carrot cake. I was quite amused when someone else added their contribution to the table and it was a traditional carrot cake. Well, in the British tradition, I guess, since the frosting was made with double cream and Americans usually use cream cheese. The raw recipe was appreciated. You can find it here: http://rawfoodrehab.ning.com/profiles/blogs/become-an-ace-of-raw-cakes I added some grated ginger root to the base.
The exhibit examined another aspect of taste, that of art and having good taste or bad taste, kitsch, pop art, bling-bling. I should have taken notes as there were some ideas I found sad and for which there are answers in The Revelation of Arès. No longer knowing what is in good taste or not, not knowing what beauty is, the ideas of one class being imposed on all, crass materialism reigning, a sense of paradise lost, the relative recency of nature being considered beautiful with the conclusion that “it’s not natural to find Nature beautiful.”
There should be room for all kinds of taste; diversity is an attribute of the creation. There is no need for judgment or prejudice. There is a paradise lost which we can recreate although it probably will not resemble the images we currently have of it.
“Your head is weak and your courage wavering, therefore My Breath will continually revive your thought and heart so that you can tell what is good from what is evil in My Eyes, what is enough from what is not much and what is too much, what is beautiful from what is not, for beauty is the servant of Good.” The Revelation of Arès 12/3
The more good we create, the more beauty we will find and the more things will be alive and full of taste. Good taste.
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.” Matthew 5:13-14 (The Message)