Did you know my kitchen and business are thermie free? Here's why...
I am a bit of a minimalist, well, a lot of a minimalist. I am a considered consumer who tries her best not to hoard and accumulate items unnecessarily...I am a champion of 'doing the best with what I've got' (which is a blessing and a curse) and I am a happy crusader for the awesomeness that is a 'decluttered life'.
Interestingly that is not why I don't own a thermie, and why I don't depend on them in my workshops, my online course, any commercial kitchen I have been in.
It comes down to the simple fact that I really don't want to contribute to the 'have' and the 'have not' mentality that I think the thermie contributes to.
I really don't believe that you need a $2000 appliance to experience good health, I don't think that you need to fit in and keep up with the Jones'.
I think that it does little to contribute to the preserving of the art of cooking, learning the skills of cooking and that is where we have serious problems in our society.
This is from (at least) two perspectives. The first of the somewhat romantic loss of the traditions of generations past, to the second undeniable fact that we live in a society burdened by diet-related diseases contributed to by the fact that we are now getting to the third generation of people that can't cook, that can't afford fresh produce, and wouldn't know what to do with it if they could.
I guess I want to preserve the thought that 'we are all in this together' create a level playing ground amongst the socioeconomic strata in our society, and advocate for great health outcomes for everyone - removing the excuse of 'but I don't have that' from people's vocabularies and then get down the the real barriers, the real issues that get in the way, rather than the easy way out of pointing to an appliance and saying they get more time, more done, more options because they have that.
I guess it is the rallying for an empowered mindset that seeps into the rest of your day, rest of your life.
What are your thoughts? I would love to hear in the comments below!