I am very fond of eating crab, tastes better than lobster in my view. As part of our ‘Everyday’ project for college I have been thinking about my relationships and connectedness with what is around me.. and part of this is about the food I eat and the journey it makes. Being realistic.
I see edible creatures when diving, but go to look and admire their beauty which puts the relationship with them on a very different footing. So, in an attempt to make the journey real, I purchased a crab from the Loch Leven Seafood Centre, they told me it had arrived and been put in their tank the night before. I filmed it crawling across the table, before cooking, preparing and eating it. The video will eventually appear here if I can ever overcome the technical problems I am having.
After going to all that trouble, I could not eat the poor creature. It finished its journey in the bin..I should have filmed it going there.. what a waste. I felt dreadful. Eating chickpeas and lentils this week.