What is the guddang deal? Why is it that we hear so many rumors and misleading information leading to such a simple product? So many contradicting facts and “opinions” that hardly seems to be unbiased, disproportionately geared in favor to the writer’s personal preference, or somehow equivocally relating back to what they’re selling. Well, shouldn’t come in as a surprise to anyone especially to the businessmen trying every move, every trick to lure their customers as a result to increase their sales and profit. Heck, I may as well be called a hypocrite too! Hopefully not, but if it does sound in any way biased, you the reader should let me know; unless that is if I’m using someone or provider as an example, in which you could all assume would be my honest and truthful recommendation if you’re ever in need of the particular providers business.
Anyways before I daze into ranting towards the contradiction of others claims on “Myths & facts”, I’ll lay out what I know personally from my hands on experience and information gathered from numerous accounts via skyping, and emails from my beloved Italian liasons (which sounds cooler than teachers/friends/suppliers) and of course from varying degrees of blog posts to articles directly through the endless and ever growing stream of ze internet. *don’t click above, just hit the page numbers below
An inevitable end, causation of a changing society. In the past decades, we have seen much extreme advancements in technologies further improving our overall quality of living. All and most improvements which implement to our longer living and better life style, we could all agree we have benefited greatly beyond our ancestors. Certainly with anything we associate with costs, eventually takes a hit. Thus we see more progressive actions being supplemented to our activities and commitment to sustainability. How recent or frequent have we become more environmentally conscious? Global warming has been in light since the 1880s, re-instituted in 1979 (Lady Thatcher) and have gone through exhaustive measures and multilateral agreements to ensure the safety and conservation of our planet’s life and environment. Kyoto Protocol (’97), G8 (now G20), UN, have all played a tremendous role in sustaining our ecology. But only fairly recently have communities, cities, and countries have begun to make appropriate steps in ensuring prevention. Movements within the car industry, transitioning to public transportation, increase in recycling programs and products, alternative fuel research, “buying local” initiatives, farmer’s markets, all an overall change in our luxurious life styles. It’s been a huge improvement for people to evolve so quickly and to be more careful despite their (still) lack of political involvement. Even as little an effort is put in for the cause, still equates to greater strides.
However, there’s a need for some attention and explanation to a few changes that are in fact consequently hurting other cultures and lives.
If you think the picture is mouth watery appetizing, you fail. Please tell me you too have noticed some differences in the food and restaurants that has been massively praised and promoted via media outlets these days. I speak in general, but more so here in Boston, MA. With exceptions to the worldly known functions on social networks, we see some changes in our tv programs as well. There once was a tv show named xyz (which will stay nameless for my personal protection) hailed as the definitive source for measuring gourmet and hole in the wall venues, showing and describing in great depths and at one point being regarded as the tv version of the Zagat. From inside scoop to chef bios to the arrays of signature dishes that comes highly recommended, now a lump sum of venues crunched in as many as they can under the one hour program including non-essential commercials undoubtedly supported and contributed by the program.
Have they run out of places to go? Segments to cover? Or maybe budgets been tight? Well if it’s any of the above, you know where to find me, just drop a line and I’ll play ball. Maybe it’s just the unchanged, stagnant economy still lingering around the mush of our society. Whatever it is, it’s had an adverse effect on how we see our food as well. I’m not talking about the price or availability, I’m talking about the lack of coverage and the importance of “few”.
Although I am attempting to expose the nature of how the term “authenticity” has eluded its meaning, as I am not an anthropologist or a historian nor would I want to give the wrong impression to restauranteurs and self proclaimed foodies, however the word seem to be used very frequently without true recognition.
Many restaurants and cook books can manipulate authenticity, but some products and palates are never the same than its origin. [Maine Lobsters, NE Clam Chowdah, Colorado Rocky Mt. Oysters, Florida Key Lime pie, Chicago Deep Dish (not the frozen crap they recook from that card game), Philly Cheese Steaks, etc]. Five star, four star, $one-hundo plates, yelp fave, magazine raved, they’re all reputable to its own degree. Of course dishing out enough of your hard earned income would result in getting the best product on your plate, but when did eating authentic food become so expensive? Oh that’s right, economy and capitalism. We live in a country of dreams, freedom, and the ability to basically get anything done with the right price or superior creativity (underground scavenging restaurant?). [“Why So #@$&’n Expensive?”].