3 Food Lessons we’ve learnt from Pixar’s Ratatouille
Admire your ingredients and the producers behind it. (c) Pixar
A meal is a (collective) work of art.
A plate of food brings together colours, smells and emotions. It’s a work of art that takes skill, patience and practice. On top of that, we would add that it’s not just an individual work of art but a collective one. Every single ingredient in our meal includes the work of farmers, workers, energy to transport and cook our meal, and finally.. enjoy it together with other people.
Food connects us to our childhood memories.
Every single mouthful has the power to transport us back in time, it can bring back childhood memories and re-connect us to our culture and traditions. And if you don’t believe us, watch this 🙂
Anyone can cook.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or how much experience you have in the kitchen. Everyone can cook a good meal. Maybe it will take some time to get to great, but hey, life is all about learning!
“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true—anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great.”
– Auguste Gusteau, Ratatouille