Interview #69

Book Corner: “香港人食香港菜” by 梁祖堯

呂嘉俊 | wordbywordcollective. Publisher

Written and Images by 呂嘉俊 @wordbywordcollective Publisher

A book is like a friend. We understand the world and life, or even observe ourselves through texts, and have a deep realization of oneself that we are not alone. PMQ invites different people from design and culture sectors to recommend a book, so that you can enrich yourselves as book therapy.

Why would you recommend this book?

呂嘉俊: It might sound easy to eat local vegetables, but in fact we will need to make so much effort to find them. Urban development turns farmland into buildings in Hong Kong, more vegetables are imported from overseas. We are losing the connection between people and the land.

Stage actor Joey Leung became a full-time farmer last year due to the epidemic and tried to grow his own crops, only to realize that the taste of the veggies can be so different. Tomatoes and radishes are grown long enough to be ripe, freshly harvested, can be impeccably sweet and delicious.

Joey also visited the local old farmers and has taken notes of their traditional recipes to make 48 dishes with locally produced ingredients. This can possibly encourage the change in the future of Hong Kong’s land if we start eating local food; more importantly, to restore the primitive man-land relationship.

"香港人食香港菜" by 梁祖堯

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