the “schmausen project” took place once again in schann, liechtenstein. for some reason i always find myself cooking japanese food. with increasing experience, however, the preparation and organisation for the “schmausen” are becoming less stressful. this time there were two single-pot dishes accompaåied by miso soup, rice, yokan, small delicacies, and “ko no mono”. though one of the single-pot dishes, “natto”, was not in a physical sense
so large, its attendant psychological meaning had the potential to assume
considerable proportions. for those who don’t enjoy “natto” – it is something that, frankly, stinks. For those who like “Natto” however, it is
a dish that smells so good that it makes one’s mouth water. “n atto” is made with fermented Soya beans and served almost always with rice. One of
the participants had as a child visited Japan, and she recalled that at that time she had not enjoyed “natto”. Nonetheless, ten years after her
initial experience she tried “natto” again, and this time she exclaimed that “it tastes good!!” She even recommended it to another participant.
tastes really do change with time!
“i like it” – “i don’t like it” – these are phrases that i often hear when someone speaks about art. On the basis of the abovementioned example regarding taste, one can see that the terms “i like it” and “i don’t like it” do not form any basis for critique. it is quite simply a question of taste.