Not too much
— Michael Pollan
The theme of last week — the last of the Chautauqua season — was one of my favorite subjects: food.
“At the Table: Our Changing Relationship With Food” had fascinating lectures, a food festival every day, and inspiring revelations about how to eat better.
Here are some of my takeaways:
- Appreciate the food you eat by enjoying it, savoring it, cooking it, eating with family and friends, and treating it as the miraculous blessing it is.
- Eat food that is good for you and the planet by eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, especially organic.
- Support your local farmers by shopping at farmers markets.
- Vote with your fork by choosing food that will make this a better world (I’m still boycotting Wendy’s because they refuse to pay a penny a pound more for their tomatoes, which would benefit underpaid farm workers).
I know this isn’t easy. I’m a food sinner myself, but this week has motivated me to eat better — and Proman is all in favor. We’re going to start with a minimum of two vegetarian dinners a week, fewer deserts and snacks, and more trips to our local farmers market.
Are you with me?