Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a New Year...

...and here are a few enlightened words to live and eat by in 2010, courtesy of the author who got me started down the road to good food in earnest, Michael Pollan. He is the master at boiling down complicated food issues and policies into easily comprehended, often humorous, prose. This list comes from his brilliant book, In Defense of Food.

An Eater’s Manifesto

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Do all your eating at a table.

Eat slowly.

Have a glass of wine with dinner.

Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.

Avoid food products containing ingredients that are unfamiliar, unpronounceable or more than five in number.

Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.

Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does.

Pay more, eat less.

Eat well-grown foods from healthy soils.

Eat wild foods when you can.

Cook and, if you can, plant a garden.

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