There is a belief of Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture UGM, Prof. Murdijati Gardjito, which is very inspiring and makes me want to perpetuate her belief here, so I can read it all the time, so I do not lose valuable resources, and I re-awakened when forgotten someday . While hoping that I am not only interested, but also try to apply them. By Virtue front of my children later. Successor nations.
"What happens if we lose the mother's food ? Food Tradition and we know from childhood we would? We will Losing part of our humanity " That's the belief of Prof. Murdijati. Confidence that made me curious. Why is that? what is the relationship between food with the human side of our mother?
So I continued my reading..
"Food-related behavior and lifestyle . Our behavior also changed according to the dominant environment.
Cycle of works among people who eat rice, maize, cassava was different.
How to cook it as different too, thus forming a culture of unique, cooking furnace cross-cultural Pejk, furnace, gas and electricity "
Well, it makes sense ... then ? I continue to read ...
"some types the mother's food has a special philosophical meaning.Tumpeng, such as peak human relationship with God, vegetables illustrate the problems around the world, symbol of longevity long beans, kale describe turn up and down of life"
Hohoho, honestly, I just only knew the meaning...
"in some families, there is a good way to eat something called as " urut awu ", sequence of heading of the father, mother, son, even the smallest child. Good way to eat it teaches tolerance . Learn to be patient, without thinking of the interests of others and not play cheat "
Generally current generation , not knowing the cultural aspects of food from his mother.
" Rarely feel the Union of the mother and the father in the kitchen,because their parents are busy, so ther is nothing to teach virtue and unity at the dinner table, it becomes a mirror, as things that happen in society
" Will not be surprised if less tolerant. cheat everywhere" added mrs Murdijati.
Well, the impact is more serious-.-
Large investors read this change of lifestyle, and with a vigorous advertising, offering Instant noodles products, food of the mother was most memorable. And then? 60% of the traditional food disappeared one by one. And not only of food, raw materials, also lost the support, because there is nothing to eat and develop, for example, 14 of the 24 species of bulbs in the DI Yogyakarta extinct. Not just Instant noodles , the mother's food also was affected by the fast food. With "fashion", which is more striking, modern, and high class. It is very tempting. In fact, fast food nutrition is not balanced.
So, what is actually happening? "When we started to forget the mother's food, in reality we are leaving from own cultural roots. We are strangers to ourselves, because what we have today (including food) is the result of imitating other cultural".
AAH... so sad... yaa
Then, what we can do?
According to Ms. Murdijati there are few things we can do. It depends on our willingness .
First, the grandmother should teach her grandchildren to cooking, because their parents are too busy ti teach them.
Secondly, decrease eating habits of instant noodles and fast food , mrs Murdijati recommends cooking and eating homemade food, because it will build the happiness and virtue are more and more lost.
Thirdly, carrying out calling the "slow food" movement, at least in their own family environment. The "Slow Food movement", which has been three times to make a Conference in Milan, Italia. the calling among others, must know the origins of the intake of food in the body, It must be cooked in order to clearly and do not contain harmful substances, appreciate people who cook for us, has its own garden, so everything under control.
Fourth, multiply the variety of food sources of carbohydrates, reducing the consumption of rice. the people of Indonesia even had eat boiled sweet potatoes,or fried cassava in the morning, they still looking for rice, because they say,they feel have not have breakfast. why? because the "rice" has not entered the stomach. hehe .. When in fact we have excess rice consumption. We consume 139.35 kg of rice per capita per year. Even the World Health Organization recommends that only 60 kg!
Hmm, a very heavy resource. however, I am aware, The fact that mother's Food is the way we build the future of the next generations.
Source: KOMPAS, March 13, 2011
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