Universalism vs Justice
by Andrea Elizabeth
Now that I’ve watched the fourth and final installment of The Great Holiday Baking Show I will compare and contrast it to Universalism vs. Justice. Justice says that the perfectionist, pointy lady who had complicated, balanced flavors and fancy artistry deserved to win. That her free will helped her engage in skill-enhancing exercises, and she respected the right way to proof dough and layer puff pastry to produce superior results. The black lady did not deserve to win because of her laid back attitude and lack of practice with baking bread. She was too folksy and southern, if not funny and sometimes surprisingly good.
Perhaps Universalism says precise perfection is a western European hyperactive construct. Instead, community and family are more important than impressing people. Art is more about sentiment than presentation. Love is the key ingredient, not symmetry.