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Reality check, please...

Kändiskockar får hybris och räddar världen, eller?

Häromveckan så var ett helt gäng kockar med René Redzepi och Ferran Adria på konferens i Peru där man snackade modern mat och dess utveckling (antar jag ialla fall). Konferensen avslutades med att kockarna skrev ett litet brev till framtida kockar där de bland annat uppmanas till socialt ansvar, medveten matlagning och att vara en bro mellan olika kulturer.

Det var det här som fick brittiska matkritikern Jay Rayner att skriva ett riktigt roligt inlägg på The Guardians blog och har du en minut över så klicka dig vidare dit, stor underhållning utlovas. Vill du ha en liten teaser eller har alldeles för lite tid så bjuder jag på de här citaten.

Av kockarna:
We dream of a future in which the chef is socially engaged, conscious of and responsible for his or her contribution to a just a sustainable society ... through our cooking, our ethics and our aesthetics, we can contribute to the culture and identity of a people, a region, a country ... we can also serve as an important bridge to other cultures ... we all have a responsibility to know and protect nature."

Av Jay Rayner:
Let's be clear. There is nothing wrong with a bunch of very talented, very serious cooks having these thoughts. The night they all sat around the fast-emptying bottle of Fernet Branca hugging each other, staring intently into each other's eyes and saying solemn things like "I am a bridge to other cultures" must have been a complete doozy. But there are some things which really should be kept behind closed doors. Yes, of course good chefs ought to be serious about their ingredients. Yes they have a responsibility to source stuff ethically. But they also need to remember that they aren't secular saints. They are chefs cooking dinner for very, very rich people.

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