At least the last year I'm constantly thinking that I really want to work in the field of food. I'm thinking and thinking, thinking about how I could possibly make money doing that. Sometimes I'm thinking as well that I should skip the city and work very literally in food, trying to be self sufficient on my own farm.
But I'm going circles, and I don't progress. Let's change gears a bit.
When I say I want to work in food, I don't mean that I want to become a chef. I don't want to produce food and then sell it to people. I actually want the exact opposite. I want that people rediscover their kitchens, in a very down to earth way. I don't believe in super foods and health fads, but in vegetables, proper meat and being proud when you enjoy the food you've prepared. I want to get people into homecooking, that they nourish themselves and don't let big corporations do that for them. I'm fully aware that many people are pushing that topic already, but I don't believe that that is as reason not to join them. There's a lot to do.
I will work on my mission statement, but the previous words are a first version. What now?
Thinking about that, I was always starting to dream. I would love to have a place in Berlin, with a garden, an office space and a proper kitchen for several people, plus a space to eat. A place where people can meet, where people from all ways of life can get together and cook, and learn, and teach. It should be a very beautiful place. And ideally it would be coupled up with a little farm where produce is grown, and people could spend some time to experience the life of a farmer. It should be a very beautiful place. And we really need to act locally, so we would need to have several of these places all over the world. All very unique to their area, but in partnership and exchange with all other places. Rich people could go on vacation and learn how to regionally cook and paying at the same time for food education for local kids that might not be able to get that education otherwise. It should be many very beautiful places. And it would be so much fun setting them all up.
But unfortunately I don't have a fortune to make that reality and no investor who's in her right mind would give me the money with me having zero expertise in that field. Plus, there's no business model.
So I need to start small, learn, meet other people, talk with other people and take it from there. Slow but steady.
The whole endeavour is called: Good Food. For Everybody. It will start as a bi-weekly newsletter. You can sign up here: http://goodfoodforeverybody.com/
Es wird auch eine deutsche Version geben: Gutes Essen. Für Alle. Hier kann man sich für den Newsletter anmelden: http://gutesessenfueralle.de/
And, always ping me! :)