-Food at its origins, from the earth, to the table
-Food as comfort, as healing, as medicine, as entertainment, as pleasure, as social hour
-From the fields to slaughter, as it takes its presence in our homes and in our bodies
-From the labs to the supermarkets, through all the marketing in between
-Food for it’s sensory appeals-touch, taste, sight, smell
-Food as a holistic approach, for it’s nutrition or lack thereof, for its allergic reactions and intolerances, as therapy, as sustenance, in sickness, and in health
Like I said, these are merely notes jotted down in a short time frame, but it definitely got my brain to turning. I wanted to write about food on a deeper level, not just what foods contain Vitamin A, the so-called benefits of eating gluten-free, or what it means to be a vegan. However, I didn't want to negate the benefits of food from a nutritional standpoint, especially since a lot of my career as a dietitian deals with this aspect, so I included the holistic part.
Moreover, I wanted to have a blog where I could capture and appeal to a wider audience and learn from them. I wanted to have a place to discuss the origins and history of food, and how it has significantly changed as more than the hunter-gatherer approach, and become a major marketing campaign and a social, entertaining part of our culture, whether that be from dining out on a first date, to planning a huge pot-luck event for a family reunion. By incorporating this facet, I believe I will be able to share personal stories, photographs, recipes, restaurants, events I attend, and the like. Growing up in Mississippi, attending school in the Mississippi Delta (aka the most southern place on earth) where tea is sweet, everything is fried, and food insecurity is a real issue, and now living in Houston, Texas, where food trucks are on every corner, tea is not so sweet, and BBQ is done with beef, I am looking forward to assessing the impact of food in various cultures, as well as in my own life. As I have often told many clients: Food is very Personal.
I hope you will join me for this adventure, bear with me as I am a novice to the blogging world, and share with me your experiences and opinions concerning a topic that we all require in order to sustain life. Thanks to my husband for helping me set this up. I look forward to seeing the direction it takes.