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<font color="#ffff00">PUNK CUISINE Season02 Episode11
Who says a junk man listens to junk music? Well, if we want to stick to the historical definition of punks and link it to a genre of music, then perhaps... The term punks has not, however, remained linked to the historical context and the genre of music born in Britain. It has become a way of life, a message and an attitude.
In general, a dot is an anarchist who opposes globalization, capitalism and the flattening of values. As Dylan Clark explains in his article The Raw and the Rotten: Purple Cuisine, a purple is not necessarily a beggar, as many people think, and not even a drug addict or alcoholic.
Let's assume these are not the defining characteristics, while they are consequences that can sometimes occur in a punk's profile. The punks are rebelling against industrial production, against the killing of biodiversity, against the monopoly of large multinationals, and generally against the materialist Western society's broadstream. What channels of rebellion exist for a dot that by definition is an urban national product?
One of the most important means of communication is definitely food. And so the concept of the junk kitchen was born. What exactly is pink-cooking? When I think of punks, I can't help but think of guitars that destroy the melody and constantly provoke the listener with violent sounds.
Contrary to all expectations, however, traditional cooking is very simple and natural. The food system is one of the channels through which today's society imposes a lifestyle on citizens and consumers. Anti-GMO rebels, industrial products processed in various ways, pasteurized, sterilized, frozen, powdered... Rainbow rebels feed on unmarked food produced by friends of friends in their country houses, where organic fruit and vegetables are grown.
Sometimes punks are vegetarian or even vegan. Clark conducts a careful analysis of the development of a Seattle coffee punks, The Black Cat. Flesh, which is discussed within the punks community and creates various positions. Many punks perceive it as a symbol of a society that has objectified nature and increasingly distanced itself from it.
To add to this, for some punks, eating meat is the representation of a society that is unjust because of its patriarchal character. Other punks have nothing against animal proteins, but against food that is "uncivilized" by the processes of cooking, sterilizing and storing. Then it is no longer about vegetarianism, but about raw food as opposed to cooked food.
Clark explains the symbolic value of cooked food: "Raw food is closer to nature, to its undamaged state. In short, the punks support the ecological cause and see how the world population loses its cultural and regional distinctiveness. This also means that most people eat food that is grown or produced on the other side of the world.
Dylan Clark's explanation could create a contradiction in terms in the style of living of punk: the author explains how industrial and globally produced foods become part of the daily diet of militants when stolen or expired. Black Cat Cafe, Clark explains, has always been filled with food stolen from expensive health food stores or recovered from supermarkets.
Industrial food becomes a much more nutritious and tasty food due to the act of theft. Stolen or expired foods are banned products for the mains, contaminated or rotten, but they become a delicacy for the punky kitchen. At this point you wonder what it really means to be a punks nowadays, and I have to say that I have to list a big list of "respectable" people and associations.
Individuals and associations that respond to the definition of punks given by Dylan Clark and that destroy the narrow definition of punks as lovers of a particular musical genre, as defeatist anarchists, alcoholics and drug addicts. Also in Seattle, Dylan Clark talks about a formed association, Food Not Bombs, which collected expired or defective products in supermarket packaging and then passed them on to homeless or unemployed people.
It seems that many of the punks who were at The Black Cat Cafe worked as volunteers for this association. Well, junk doesn't seem so anarchic after all. His lifestyle, which is opposed to a repressive and monopolistic system, expresses ideals. Every day punks takes part in social affairs and decides not to opt for food from supermarkets and industrialized food.