Tag Archives: Michael Pollan

connect to your food

3 May

7349196642_854eb07be1“Shake the hand that feeds you.”– Michael Pollan

Whatever your weekend plans may be, try seeking out a farmer’s market in your area.

As your browse the produce, and marvel at the greater Spring selection, strike up a chat with the farmers tending the stand.

Ask them some questions about their day-to-day on the farm, learn more about where their produce comes from, how its grown, or why farming is so important to them.

Connecting to the food we eat not only inspires us to appreciate it more, but also provides us with peace of mind knowing where that bushel of fava beans, those asparagus spears or heads of spring garlic came from.

And of course, the sweet image of the smiling farmers faces, the tough hardworking hands, the unwavering determination and passion that helped bring those beautiful vegetables to your plate, will pop into your mind as you and your family sit down to eat.

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what did your ancestors eat?

30 Nov

4494113699_2be84c0750As we embark on the weekend, try keeping Michael Pollan’s advice in mind as you shop for food and sit down to eat:

“Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food…stay away from these”  ~Michael Pollan

Happy healthy eating to all!

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Meal inspiration

6 Aug

6818430659_118c09a05c“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture” – Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

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