Food can say a lot about us; where we come from, who we are, even our beliefs.

Eating is a fundamental part of life–in all its forms– on this planet. It speaks to how interconnected and interdependent we all are.

So, let’s take a second to celebrate food, in some of its weirdest and most wonderful forms!

Here are a couple of food questions for you to ponder:

What does the world’s largest cucumber look like? How do you grow giant vegetables? Do zoos have chefs? What does an elephant eat for breakfast? Can we make dinner out of invasive species? How tasty is cricket sushi? How can community, culture, and incredible cuisine collide? Where is some of the best Indian food in New York City?

Now, this may seem like a random assortment of questions (and they are) but today we are going to answer all of them, and leave you feeling hungry for more!

Here’s a wonderful video from Great Big Story that reminds us to celebrate the diversities on our dinner table!

If celebrating a good meal (even for an elephant) doesn’t prove it’s still an amazing world, I don’t know what does!

I watch this video and I am struck with the remarkable sense of pride each person exudes about their job. They find meaning and joy in making food that feeds the world!

You don’t have to be developing the latest technology or finding a solution to global warming to love what you do or to have a monumental impact on this world. Each of us, in our own ways, has the power to bring joy or a better world to those around us. It’s a wonderful power we all possess.

Stay beautiful and keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “100-Pound Vegetables, Mammoth Meals, and Grasshopper Sushi | THE SHOW, Episode 7.” YouTube. Great Big Story, 15 July 2017. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3kJ2WZNyLM>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV