Valuing outside the mold

Aspics are savoury ingredients set in gelatine. It served as an indicator of wealth in the French court since it took intense labour to make. It then served as a way to reuse ingredients during the Depression.

Then there was Jell-O salad for a while, made to look striking so that the 1950s housewife could fulfil her duty.

It never, inherently, was good.

The pineapple was also served in royal courts as a signifier of wealth because it was hard to transport halfway across the world.

The pineapple, inherently, is good.

We are caught up in context when we value something. It is a rare opportunity to step out of the mould and see what the true value is.