Travel theme: Food

Ailsa blogs over at “Where’s my backpack?” I always enjoy looking at the captures of recent travels, but rarely participate in the travel theme because, in this season of life, I really don’t travel that often.

This week is a little different. Though I only traveled in the city, I felt like I had been transported to Japan. I didn’t have my “good” camera, but took some shots with my phone. They turned out pretty good and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share this with you.

Real wasabi root

We had several beautiful sushi rolls. By the time I took my phone out, only this one little piece remained. And though the plainest of all the rolls, it was still delicious.

This is why I don’t share my dipping sauce.
When I’m finished, there are remnants of the various rolls enjoyed.
To have it any other way would be stressful and less enjoyed.

Now to the main that had strangers coming to our table asking what it was…

Isn’t it beautiful! I love the way the Japanese appreciate every aspect of their food.
They are the master artisans of the kitchen.

Here is a close-up of the dish so that no detail is missed.

This is now our favorite sushi joint.
I was showing these pictures to my boys because I think it’s important to recognize where our food comes from. We are so separated from the reality of the process that my children think it either comes wrapped in saran wrap, packaged in paper or from a box.

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too.
And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird ~

There is more to share about this local find in a later blog post
with higher quality pics and more variety.
Stay tuned!

What are your thoughts? Would you rather know where your food comes from
or is it easier to remain uninformed?

18 thoughts on “Travel theme: Food

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  4. Great post Joy, wonderful lesson not only for your kids but important for all of us to remember and some pretty amazing photos for a camera phone! Cool!

    • Thank you, Rick!
      I’m so spoiled by my Cannon anything else seems unworthy of posting, which is funny because before all I ever used was my iPhone and I thought it was amazing 🙂
      I remind myself that it’s about capturing moments, not about the perfect picture.

      • Joy: Even though, like you, I have this inner voice that whispers “an iPhone photo isn’t any where near the same quality as one taken with my Canon gear” the more I used it the more impressed with the results, And, there are many inexpensive iPhone apps that add high-end features (like a tilt-shift lens effect) that would cost a fortune on a Canon or Nikon. In fact,earlier this year I attended an exhibit in New York City of photographs captured only with iPhones and the work was incredible.

      • Good to know! You can tell I’m a newbie, I spelled Canon wrong! Thank you for your input. I need to chill out a bit and not be such a perfectionist 🙂 That’s so cool about the exhibit. I look forward to doing things like that at some point.

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  7. Yum! I love the Japanese presentation, it is always so stylish and really adds to the enjoyment of the meal. Your phone took some really great photos! My vote goes to knowing where my food comes from, and where possible, growing it myself. I think it’s wonderful that you are teaching your kids about where their food comes from, I wish more people thought like you! xxx Ailsa

  8. I really do like knowing where my food comes from. If my wife says it came from Pizza Hut then I am a happy man!!!

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