Explore Taiwan’s Unique Themed Restaurant Culture Smithsonian Magazine

Globalisation. food and foodways …. Anthony Bourdain visited a restaurant in Singapore where the theme is surgical — globalisation, consumerism, and saturation — in an era where everything material and virtual are over-saturated, shock is the only way to get attention. i myself prefer the quiet and simple and slow — the time tested and the familiar and the familial. i suspect part of the anger and anxiety is coming from being bombarded with shock-attention grabbing manipulation all the time. which reminds me of two recent articles, about doctors prescribing “nature” — go for a hike, go meditate in a forest — as medicine; and the longstanding Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature. of course the nature of globalisation is that somewhere somehow this will turn viral, become a “must do” …. books and websites and advice columns will appear about the right and wrong way to “do” nature, and then before you know it, a billion dollar multinational industry will appear — nature coaching, nature tours, products to use while encountering nature, etc. Professor Liang

Explore Taiwan’s Unique Themed Restaurant Culture Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-taiwans-unique-restaurant-culture-180959241/

 

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