Writing inspirations – slow food from traditional times

 A few days ago I went to a ‘Farmers Market’ near Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, and found this delightful stand.

Stand at the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market, January 2015.
Stand at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market, January 2015.

The jams and pickles had been delightfully laid out and presented, a joy to behold – and, I’m sure, to eat. It got me thinking. In this age of supermarkets and instant food, isn’t it inspiring to think that people are still making things in older ways – presenting them in older ways – and selling them to people who appreciate the time and craft that has gone into them? I think that’s inspiring for anybody, and especially for writers.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2015

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5 thoughts on “Writing inspirations – slow food from traditional times

    1. As they say, good things take time. Writing, and also apparently cheese, though I might be thinking of a particular brand marketed as if it were hand-crafted by old geezers in Southland, whereas in reality it’s mass-produced in a factory in Auckland…

  1. I love to cook, and my wife loves to bake breads from a yeast she has kept natural, and from the same beginning some ten years ago. It is a most soulful experience.

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