Good for eating, and good for thinking

Thanks to the Herb and Spice Shop on Bank Street, I have been able to check off the longest serving item on my running to-do list. Many months ago in Oxford, Antonia introduced me to a sweet soy sauce called Ketjap Manis. I have since sought it in countless stores in several countries, though unsuccessfully until tonight.

I got lots of other good ethical stuff, also: hot curry paste, something called ‘kefir,’ organic salsa and feta cheese, tofu, nice looking bagels, veggie pate, some interesting snacks, and a big bag of oats.

Now, all I need is some St. Peter’s Organic Ale.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

8 thoughts on “Good for eating, and good for thinking”

  1. It’s very twilight zonish seeing these photos again and recognizing your face. The first time I saw them must have been in 2004, and I had no idea who you were.

  2. As of last week, the LCBO on Rideau @ King Edward still had a very tasty St. Peters Winter Ale available.

    Also in that ‘hood is the organic food store on York between Dalhousie and Cumberland, which has a large selection of products available in bulk.

  3. Land and liberty

    How food sovereignty benefits people and planet

    One of the most prominent voices fighting corporate control of food and water, Food and Water Watch, recently teamed up with international development and human rights organization Grassroots International to issue an important paper, “Towards a Green Food System” (PDF), about how the food sovereignty movement (the right of peoples to define their own food, agriculture, livestock, and fisheries systems independent of market forces) emerging from Asia to Africa is good for both people and planet. It discusses the building of a food system that protects rather than degrades the environment, and explores this rather important link well.

  4. “It’s the kind of thing people crave late at night,” said Bee Yinn Low, who is from Penang but lives in Irvine, Calif., and writes a blog about Malaysian food at Maggi has a faintly similar flavor to Indonesian kecap manis, a salty-sweet-savory condiment that is one ancestor of modern tomato ketchup.

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