Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Nuggets from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I am reading Barabara Kingsolver's latest book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a chronicle of her family's journey back to their agricultural roots. It's filled with lots of great little nuggets of widsom which I will periodically draw on as I read the book- here's one about the virtues of eating seasonally:

"Waiting for foods to come into season means tasting them when they're good, but waiting is also part of most value equations. Treating foods this way can help move "eating" in the consumer's mind from the Routine Maintenance Department over to the Division of Recreation. It's hard to reduce our modern complex of food choices to unifying principles, but this is one that generally works: eating home-cooked meals from whole, in-season ingredients obtained from the most local source available is eating well, in every sense. Good for the habitat, good for the body."

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