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