Brazilian chef Manoella Buffara, also known as Manu is convinced the world will no longer be the same after COVID-19 and this was the time to reflect on the future.
Chef of Restaurant Manu and one of the rising stars not just of Brazilian cuisine but world gastronomy believes that nature is sending a signal that it is greater than men. “It will be impossible to return to the world as it was before,” she said on an Instagram post.
“It is no longer optional to live in a sustainable world. We are going through a very tough test will will force us to reinvent processes, redesign trajectories and produce less waste.”
She said that many people will find that they can care for their own food, that they can cook at home and that food is what brings people together. “We will return more lucid and the kitchen will unit.”
What’s for sure she says is that she will not want to consume as before. “I want to live on less and in a different pattern. I want to buy more health, more knowledge. I will think about my next vacation in a different way, I want my closest friends and my family on my side,” she said.
Manu has her restaurant in Curitiba, Brazil.
She said society will change a lot after this experience and the change will depend on all of us. “I’ve been at home for three weeks with my family, doing things I always wanted but didn’t have time for. This include preparing three meals for the family a day, playing with my daughters. I see many people complaining about having to clean, wash and take care of the house but for me the time is serving for me to reflect on my life, career, people and even the way I cook.”
Manu said she is teaching her daughters the value of the land, to show solidarity and also how important the climate and taking care of our planet is. “I am showing them what it means to be sustainable, showing them how to make compost and why mummy cuts the milk container to avoid taking up lots of space in the trash,” she said.