About the midden

A kitchen midden is a “prehistoric refuse heap marking an ancient settlement”.

In one way, the midden is me. When I was in my teens, my mother would call me “dustbin” because I’d eat anything, and I’d eat it all. I’ll probably still eat anything as long as it’s considered food in some part of the world.

Also, when food is love, it is charged with a grand duty that’s well above the call of simple nourishment. And when food is love, its dumped remains linger through time to mark an ancient settlement… in this midden, that settlement is me.