Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Our perception of food

Most people I know like to eat in company and I think that experiences concerning food are often shared with others. Here is a funny one. In his short memoir about Giorgio Veneri sensei, Karl Friederich Leisinger sensei writes: In northern Germany and the Netherlands there is a type bread looking dark brown and lying heavy in the stomach. The name is “Pumpernickel”. Giorgio made acquaintance with it in den Haag. The next morning I met him in a supermarket. He was searching hardly for this bread: “I have to show this awfully bread to my friend in Mantova.”

Giorgio Veneri sensei was of Longobardian origine (Mantova, Italy) and a pioneer of Aikido in Europe.

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