Lest the corn fed dish smells of narrow worldview, I'll loop the big blue outer ring today to spread the gap.
I shop local when possible, but a person would be a punk not to try a sloppy vat of Vietnamese rare-beef Phở.
Uncompassionate to be indifferent to the genocide going down in North Sudan.
Evaluation incomplete if not test driving cars assembled in Japan when picking a ride.
Head in the sand if you shout "Chinese products are garbage!" The iPhone is born in Shenzhen factories that are a world standard for manufacturing prowess and responsiveness:
"A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day." "The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”
My preferred place to grab goods is a local farmers' market. Teleporting layers on the Rings of Influence, my second favorite stop is World Market. WM imports wine, coffee, tea, candy, toys, tables, paintings, adirondacks and jewelry from Malaysia, India, China, Singapore, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Canada (not sure that last one counts).
Sheesham consoles steel-chiseled by hand in India.
Recycled glass tumblers mouth-blown in Mexico.
Chinese paper dragon kites and Australian windup tin toys.
Japanese tea and Belgian dark chocolates
Euro wine, yes please.
I source most birthday and wedding gifts from WM. Recipients smile when opening something they've never seen before and not available on Blue Light Special at Kmart.
The kitchen reboot ate IKEA cabinets from Sweden and a table pieced together of local timber from a felled barn. Slate floor tiles cut from India and Rada knives cast in Waverly, Iowa. Windows made in America and a fridge bolted together in New Zealand. The combo pack of mixing local with world results in a complex 'n tasty dish.
Pork Phở and Iowa sweet corn, pot of hot China jasmine green with a sweet Czech koláč finish.
There's a good chance I'll be taking a bird to Pune, India on business. We're also doing Disney soon. Guess which one I yearn for most.