Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday links: food for thought…thoughtful eating

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.~ Julia Child

Because I am carefully looking at what is on my plate each day in order to eat gluten-free, I find myself also looking carefully looking at where my food on my plate comes from.
Examining what I put into my body, as gluten-free fuel has become a wonderful way for me to expand my personal food knowledge and culinary education as never before as I try to find my sweet spot to eat a healthy but still satisfying and delicious diet.

In my many “foodie” readings I came across this article that may give you all some food for thought as we come into that time of year when eating locally and supporting our local farmers will not only help our food budgets, but keep us healthier as well.

I am a fan of Michael Pollan’s food writing, but not all appreciate his views.
But you will have to admit, what he writes will educate and inform you and perhaps give you pause to take a look on what is on your own plate, where it comes from and how far it travels to your plate.

I would appreciate all your comments and feedback….


5 Star Foodie said...

It's a great article and I agree with pretty much everything he says. Oh, I wanted to give you a link to a foodie friend who is also recently on a glutein-free diet

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Merci mille fois, Natasha for the feedback and the kindness of the link...
Every bit helps me in my quest to keep heathy.
You are indeed a kind friend.

shizuokagourmet said...

Dear Therese-Marie!
I have always thought that you cannot beat eat globally, eat locally.
It is slowly being understood in Japan. Here in Shizuok, we are lucky, as this is THE organic Prefecture in Japan!

I see that my good friend Natasha ha found you!

Culinary Cory said...

I got The Omnivore's Dilemma as a gift from a friend of mine. I haven't been able to bring myself to reading it yet. Fast Food Nation was painful enough. My favorite part about buying from farmers markets is not just about the fact it's local. It's the personal element of being able to talk to the farmers directly and hear their stories.

A Brush with Color said...

I think it's really important to eat local foods--it's so important to me to support local growers, but it's just better for us,too. And the foods just TASTE better to me. More flavor. I thought of you reading a student's application yesterday, Terrie--she was describing how her recent diagnosis of Celiac's disease changed her life. She'd been told for ages she didn't handle stress well, and her brain was wired differently, etc, and no conclusive diagnoses, but finally she realized she could take control of her life and she sounded like a changed person. I thought of you and what you're going through...

chez aurora said...

I hear so many mothers say, "I can't afford to buy organic" or "I can't afford to feed my family healthy food". This is very sad to me. What could be more important than providing growing children (and adults) all the nutrition they need to lead productive lives? So in this respect it's time that food become an important political issue, and I'm thankful for all of the awareness that Michael Pollan and others have brought.

Great post and photos, Terrie, the vegetables seem to leap off the page :)

Peter said...

To think global and eat local is of course a good message. Although I'm not in favour of any strict rules and that this may lead to some further unemployment in certain food producing areas of the world (often using underpaid personnel), it would open jobs elsewhere, save energy... and especially give us better eating quality and habits. A serious and lasting energy crisis will certainly lead to this. It would also be a way of not eating exactly the same things all over the world and during all seasons. ... and would increase the pleasure of travelling and the change of seasons.

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Dedene said...

We are extremely lucky, here, to be in one of France's most agricultural area. We have fresh, local veggies and fruit almost all year around. It's been tough to eat "in season" but overall worth it for me.
I will look closely at the article you mentioned. The more aware you are of what you're eating, the better you will eat.
Good luck with eating healthy!

A Brush with Color said...

Terrie, I just LOVE that gorgeous photo of the sweet rabbit. Much as they drive me nuts, eating our flowers, they are beautiful, and yours especially, here...I had to come back and see him again. ;D