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Tjap-tjoi

De naam tjap-tjoi komt van de twee Kantonese woorden: tjap en tjoi. Tjap betekent gemengd, en tjoi groente. In de VS, Frankrijk en Duitsland noemen ze dit gerecht ook wel chop suey.

Allerlei groenten kunnen gebruikt worden, vooral de beetje harde groenten zijn geschikt. Naast de hieronder genoemde zijn dit bv. (witte) kool, prei, courgette, bleekselderij, taugé en sperzieboontjes.
Daarnaast kunnen er andere ingrediënten als tofu, kokos en pinda's toegevoegd worden.

Ingrediënten

- 1 ui
- 1 teentje knoflook
- 2 eetlepels olie
- 250 gram paksoi
- 150 gram wortel
- 150 gram venkel
- 1 1/2 dl water
- 100 gram kastanjechampignons
- 1/2 eetlepel geraspte gemberwortel
- (kruiden)zout

Bereiding

De ui snipperen en fruiten in de olie. Een paar minuten later de knoflook er uitgeperst bijdoen, en even mee fruiten.
De paksoi en venkel in reepjes en de wortel en paddestoelen in plakjes snijden.
De groenten toevoegen aan de ui en op een laag vuur smoren tot de paksoi geslonken is. Dit duurt ongeveer 10 minuten. Daarna het water en de gember toevoegen en nog een paar minuten stoven. De groenten moeten liefst enigzins knapperig blijven.

Serveersuggestie

Opdienen met rijst, pindasaus en gebakken tempeh.

In Grave Danger of Falling Food

categorieën: films, Permacultuur

Bill Mollison, Australian designer and author, thinks the greatest threat to our planet is agriculture. He maintains that modern agricultural practices are destroying our soil and water and produce increasingly poisonous food. His alternative is the 'permaculture' concept which turns even the smallest city garden into a fertile eco-system that can provide most of the food for an average family.

Permaculture is a design system which actualizes an environmental ethic, and which enriches the quality of human life by learning directly from nature. In this context, the term quality of life is a broadly inclusive concept which recognises that human well -being is inextricably linked to the health of the land.

"Permaculture is a philosophy and a practical approach to sustainable design in all aspects of life. It is a framework upon which to hang the ideas from many disciplines, an integrative method which enables us to design systems in which all elements work together in an integrated whole, including people, plants, buildings, animals and natural forces such as the sun and wind.".

This is not intended as an introduction to permaculture. The appendix contains a short summary of the basic principles of permaculture design.

Permaculture ultimately transgresses a debate between an anthropocentric or biocentric view of nature, as it adopts a non-dualistic view of humans and nature, where there is no division between people and nature, such that nature does not become a space hypostatised as 'other' and not 'me'. Instead, "to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community" is seen as a integral to preserving a viable human community.