Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FOOD & FOLK (Människor & Mat)


Much of human activity is centered around food. We think of food whether we’re hungry or not. We spend a great deal of time buying it. We take hours preparing it (well, some do). We talk about it. We read about it in cook books. We watch television when chefs talk about it (sometimes to excess). When we socialize, it is often centered around the communal intake of it. We give it as gifts. Food, we can’t escape it! Some people become keenly interested in preparing food for themselves and others; many have become what we call “good cooks”. 
Usually a degree of creativity is involved together with a keen interest to entertain and a need to take care of others, to be a good host. It is such people that one remembers, and that is how I got started on Food & Folk, remembering, for example that excellent couple, Beatrice and Clayburn La Force on their ranch in Alpine California. After that I just kept going.

I chose to write this book in English, maybe there will be a Swedish version soon. Here are some sample pages about Alice and Sigurd, the nice people and neighbours in the Swedish countryside and the tradition of drinking boiled coffee  there.






Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SCILLA: SPRING OPPORTUNIST

In early spring, the light blue Scilla flowers have free reign of the lawn. Nothing else grows at this time, but soon the lawn mower will turns all this into a solid green surface. Enjoy it while it lasts.


Monday, March 28, 2016

THE OCCUPY HERITAGE


The anti-establishment sentiments during the American election 2016, date back to OCCUPY WALLS STREET protests five years earlier. The concept of the rich 1% and the dispossessed other 99%, is in common usage today and Bernie Sanders keeps the spirit alive in his election campaigning. 

Here is a look back att OCCUPY:

OCCUPY explained by The Guardian newspaper:


The 99 %. Who were the occupiers? Huffington Post asked and showed these faces, photographed by August Bradley.

There was a lot of community spirit during the "occupation" and the use of
the people's microphone is memorable.

Energy bikes were used to charge lap top computers. They created a lot of interest and were symbolic in many aspects. Here is more info.



OCCUPY POSTERS - see all posters here