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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

How our eating habits can affect the handicapped.


Pictures courtesy of Sochyo

No I have not gone completely mad. There is a correlation and I wonder how many of you might be able to guess what it is ? I recently had the opportunity to visit a wonderful NGO called MESH- It stands for Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped and it has a shop at 5 UDAY PARK NEW DELHI 110049. Phone NO +91 11 26965039. http://www.mesh.org.in/- Do visit and come away with wonderful items like the ones pictured above.
Mesh's focus is to work with people affected by Leprosy and other disabled groups. It buys from 42 groups in 12 states in India and it sells their products through Fairtrade organisations in Europe, North America and Australia.
Changes in eating habits in the west but here as well suggests that there is no longer the emphasis on eating meals around a table which in the traditional way would require a tablecloth or placemats- with couples being busy with full time jobs, with microwave meals taken at any time and with less time for family meals there has been a marked dropped in the demand for tablecloths and placemats so the weavers who are directly affected by this must look for other innovative products to produce and sell.
Remote but relevant and directly affecting their livelihood.
When I was raising my children I had one rule and that was that we ate around a table every night. I never cooked a separate meal and the children ate the food we ate. There is nothing they dont eat and dont enjoy and I am blessed with three boys who take joy and pleasure in their food and the way they eat it. Next time you are thinking of cutting corners think again.

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