Turning up the beet!

Hola mi gente! This week has been amazing and food has led my way right to another one of its secret destinations. This food story however is one of utmost simplicity. It’s enthralling how much the simple concept of ‘food’ conceals beneath its layers. Food is very much like an onion. Forgive me for the rather clichéd analogy, but the similarity of food couldn’t be less compared to this example where more you pull apart the layers, an equal amount of layers show up beneath. You think dessert is the best? You simply haven’t pulled apart enough layers from food. I believe a true connoisseur of food is one who can absolutely keep no favourites when he eats. Isn’t life very much like that again? The moment you stop exploring is the start of a hollowing experience inside. Just as human behaviour tells us, if you ever think what lies ahead of you is the best you can get, you are simply eliminating the need of further exploration.

I know it is difficult to do that. Very much of all philosophies tells us to be satisfied with what we have, but simply put in terms, food speaks to me in a way that forces me in believing that what I have is no doubt excellent, but I must not stop considering how better the moment gets. For those who believe this is dissatisfaction, I contradict by saying that this is hope. Like I have been telling you, the more you look at something the deeper it’s meaning gets. It’s right to say that serendipity will take us where it wants to, but that little bit of hope of a better tomorrow, makes us see the day in a more beautiful manner.

Hope keeps us going and yes, it kept me going too. Now this food story as I have mentioned, is that of simplicity. Sometimes, just sometimes in life, the more transparent the situations get, the lighter one feels. The task of bringing the symphonies of simplicity and hope, two words that lie far away from each other in their uses, and so in the dictionary, has been my outcome from what I think represents the current times symbolically well. These times have taught us how so many of the things we have gotten used to are just mere desires. They have taught us where we humans have come from. We were the ones that wandered around the Earth primarily for food, and sadly, later for territorial expansions, but my point is that of humans being no different from the creatures on Earth. And that is what I think we must remember when we make our ways out of this pandemic. Just like any other adversity, the times have undeniably also presented us with the unique insight of hope. For, a plant only grows if it thinks it will live in the world of tyranny, and a tree only lives if it is deep down connected to its roots.

Without further adieu, I humbly present: A fresh beetroot amuse bouche, featuring a beetroot and goat cheese mousse Napoleon, with a beetroot espuma and a red wine reduction. For those new to the term of an amuse bouche, it is more like a supplementary course of a meal that intends to get your taste buds going, hence it’s comparison to simplicity.

With beetroot as a heroeing ingredient, the one right from the soil, to the foam you will see, I want to convey that yes, we have fallen down hard, but there is always space for us up there in the clouds! And you keep flying!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Maseera says:

    That looks delicious 😍 it’s so interesting to read your analogies about food which connects with life lessons! Can’t wait to read more from you 😊

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Maseera. I am glad you found it interesting.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. it is wonderful to know that I am reaching people with my words. have a nice day!

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      1. Shanyu says:

        Thank you 😊❤️

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  2. Jyoti says:

    Beautiful Shanyu. You are way above your age. Keep going and producing your unique food items.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. It means so much coming from you.

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  3. Muralikrish says:

    Nicely written.👌

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you my friend! Peace and greetings to you!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      (•‿•)

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  4. This looks so good! I love beets. 😋

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

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  5. Nath says:

    Wow, I love the way you connected the food to a meaningful reflection about life. Loving your blog!!! And the food looked delicious! My goodness! Haha

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    1. Shanyu says:

      I do believe that food is so much of our life. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad my food looks good to you. Have a fantastic day!

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  6. It looks so yummy 😋. And the post is also beautifully written.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest blogger. Peace to you.

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  7. Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you stopped by. Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛💛

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  8. Wow! Interesting intro to the beetroot amuse bouche. It looks too good to eat! ❤

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Carol dear. I’m so glad to have you here. That is such a wonderful comment though!

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  9. Yes, this is just a preliminary of things to come. This, too, shall pass. Blessings!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Well said. Blessings back.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Have a fantastic day.

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  10. I like this site so much, saved to favorites.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S! I’m so glad you like it. This really delights me and I hope to see you here again. Thank you. Peace.

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  11. vintageblack says:

    This is breathtaking. There is hope. ❤️ 😉 we keep, flying..

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Anna. You just keep on making it better. Thank you.
      Btw, I was at your blog the other day and let me tell you, I sincerely fell in love with the depth and darkness of your words. I left a comment or two for you to find. I hope they stand up to the flamboyance of your words.
      Is that a Shiba Inu I see?

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      1. vintageblack says:

        Morning Shanyu, indeed, that is a Shiba Inu you see – my beloved 😉 His nom de plume – Momo-san. Keep those words coming, they are soul-stirringly flamboyant. 🙂

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Yay! He’s wonderful. Interesting how you blend french into Japanese. Say hi to Momo San for me. Cheers.

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