Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to Make Lemon Powder

How to make lemon powder. Plant and cultivate the perfect lemon. Carefully pick, package and transport lemon across time zones. Cut up and mix with other lemons from different parts of the world. Freeze dry and grind into a powder. Carefully package again and ship to a cookie factory where it may be made into wonderfully yummy cookies. Sit the remainder on the shelf for about 18 months and then deposit in large dumpster.

I often wonder if our civilization is the only one in the history of the world to treat food in such a crazy and bizarre manner. I am constantly fascinated by the tools, means, and skills we humans use to develop and produce food for general consumption. The methods are wonderfully brilliant and at the same time, taking a step back and looking at the whole picture, slightly disturbing. I took a food artistry class while in Culinary school. Often times the whole hour would go by while we struggled to put into words the ideas and emotions behind food.

Behind it all, all the scientists and foodies of the world will continue to turn our world's resources into edible consumption. Bon appetit!

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