Commensality: the act of eating together.

Food is the medium and sometimes the message. This blog looks at foods in their material forms, as single items – sometimes familiar and at other times unknown or untried. It extends description to include how these items are  used, as in recipes, sometimes how to grow, how to share.

But food also sends messages and can be a political tool. The lack of food, the annexation of lands, the colonisation of peoples, places and  produce all highlight the way food becomes a political tool. As an everyday essential though it helps us celebrate, come together and be able to share. This blog will try to reflect a lot of this. I hope you enjoy.