It’s been a very busy few months, so sorry about the deal in updating you. Needless to say, I’m doing much in China and Hong Kong and I have been honoured for my work in food in China by being made a Patron of the Western International School Shanghai (WISS).
WISS is a fabulous private school based in Shanghai, I had a day to see the school and what I saw was just fantastic. Not only does it cater for children from the ages of 3 – 18, and have facilities second to none, it has 40+ nationalities of student and thats what impresses me. A global family all together in a major city.
Last year many of you will have seen my posts about AGA – the World in One City where I travelled across London looking at how every food in the world is available in London and how it can all be cooked on the AGA. Well, this trip showed me how just 1/6 of the countries in the world are present in one school, and how catering and food skills were a vital part of their daily routine. The commercial kitchens were second to none, and the children having a great balanced option of different global foods.
Food is not just about fuel for the body, its about good nutrition, an understanding of the process from plough to plate, it covers ever aspect of the curriculum and more over it tells the story of social history. Just think about it, 40+ nationalities all able to share their life and story with each other.
I gave a talk to many of the children, I toured the facilities, I was impressed. They invited me to work with them, and I can’t wait to do more to help this global family. I’m going to be teaching them about Honest Food and I am looking forward to going back in a few weeks to see my new international family again.