“‘What am I eating? And where in the world did it come from?’ Not very long ago an eater didn’t need a journalist to answer these questions.”

-Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma

3 thoughts on “Heh?

  1. Hey Rhea,
    In reading through my materials for my upcoming nutrition class I came across a few lines that made me think of you and your passion and skills for cooking. You’ll be happy to know that the founder of the nutrition school places great emphasis on learning to cook with good nutritious foods. Okay, here’s the first thing I read that made me think of you… “In Zen communities, the role of chef is traditionally given to experienced, esteemed monks because they understand the wisdom of proper food preparation and the effect it has on the entire community.” Mama Rhea = esteemed monk? I think that’s an appropriate correlation. 🙂

    And here’s the second thing… “Cooking is one of the highest forms of art because it’s the only art that actually enters the bloodstream and becomes who you are. You can look at a painting and find it inspirational, hear a piece of music that creates a certain mood, but with homemade food, there’s a much deeper effect. Besides its beautiful outside, the food actually enters into your body. There’s a very intimate relationship between a meal and the person who consumes it.” Food for thought 😉

  2. Ellen, I am eating up that food for thought — especially the thought of Mama Rhea the esteemed monk!

    I also love the concept of food as the only art that becomes part of a person. We get into the very body and soul of our friends and loved ones when we share food. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to why humans have made eating so sacred, so laden with significance. This helps!

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