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A tradie comes around first thing in the morning, sees a bowl of mulberries on the table and gets excited. That in itself is interesting. Many tradies wouldn't know a mulberry from a mung bean.
'My grandfather used to have a tree,' he says, the nostalgia lighting up his eyes as happens when recalling fond memories married with food.
'Oh, no. It's okay,' he says politely.
'Please. Take some.'
'I'll have them with my son.' He's animated, naturally.
'You know mulberry leaves are fed to silkworms so they make better quality silk?' I say.
'Really? Wow. Good food's not such a big thing these days, is it?' he laments.
'Er... it is in some circles.'
And it will be even bigger if I get out of my way and let my work be done.
That's all. Good food-love shared. My work for the day done - and by 9am!
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland