The Pureist

Me­gan May,founder of lit­tle bird or­gan­ics and The Un­bakey in Auck­land brings her raw food phi­los­o­phy to a beau­ti­ful Christ­mas desert

Element - - Christmas with the stars -

Food should, first and fore­most, taste amaz­ing, then make you feel good when you eat it. In my view it should be in its most nat­u­ral, or­ganic state. I be­lieve we should en­joy eat­ing. When we eat just be­cause some­thing is good for you we can lose the plea­sure of eat­ing and there­fore the ex­cite­ment be­hind it. Raw food is one of the best ways to avoid this – it nat­u­rally makes you feel good when you eat it and when you sim­ply use really good raw or­ganic in­gre­di­ents it tastes good with­out hav­ing to do too much to it. Ex­cite­ment about food builds en­thu­si­asm for what it is and where it comes from. My back­ground was in en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ence – although I prob­a­bly spent more time cook­ing for ev­ery­one than study­ing. I really wanted peo­ple to un­der­stand or­ganic food pro­duc­tion and how it is a part of a much wider con­cept about how food pro­duc­tion. How it af­fects our health, the health of the peo­ple that work in agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion, the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties and the en­vi­ron­ment in which it’s grown. It’s part of some­thing much big­ger. Our choices at the check­out are not some­thing to be scoffed at. Even­tu­ally I re­alised for me putting on the apron and cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful food from raw or­ganic in­gre­di­ents is the best way to com­mu­ni­cate this con­nec­tion. Raw or­ganic cakes might just be able to save the world!

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