November is often associated with cocooning moments at home, snuggled in a blanket. For this month's theme we have chosen "All you need is Food": nothing pleases us more than a small oven-cooked dish that spreads warmth and a delicious scent throughout the room. This time we leave the floor to other experts: discover a small selection of TED videos on our favourite subject, food.
1. Why pasta comes in different shapes and sizes
Pasta is an essential part on our menus. But do you know why there are so many varieties of pasta, with different shapes and sizes? Find out in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVMZHjaY40
2. Why do 1.5 trillion people eat with chopsticks?
Asian cuisine is famous for its dishes based on noodles or rice, meat or vegetarian specialities to be eaten with chopsticks. This requires a little exercise, but once you have mastered the technique, you can't do without it. Have you ever wondered why you should use chopsticks and not cutlery like in Europe? This video explains it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSciinXdGhI
3. The evolution of the coffee cup cover
This subject may seem simple, but its history is fascinating! Above all, the video shows you the technology and creativity that made it possible to develop the small lid of the coffee cup we know today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSY-GFkyTV0
4. A garden in my appartment
This is a fairly recent trend, which is not only beneficial for our health but also for the planet. Discover in this video why and how Britta Riley created a small vegetable garden in her flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvfOlPYifY
5. Why become a vegetarian during the week
Adopting a vegetarian diet is not something you can do overnight. It sometimes requires organisation and motivation, especially if you are surrounded by people who love meat. Maybe you can try a transition 'in between' and cut out animal protein just a few days a week. That's what Graham Hill does, he explains the reason for his approach in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUJD3sGppUo
6. Why should I buy from a local market?
Despite all the love we have for food, we must not forget that it has a great impact on the environment. It is possible to change our eating habits and this also and especially translates into a conscious choice in our purchases. Find out in this video why it is important to buy from a local Farmers' Market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wl0yjC459k