Food is expansive. It is more than just a collection of vitamins and minerals, textures and flavors. It is an emotional experience. One that bears ecological and environmental impacts. It connects all of us in one way or another. It provides a map of our day, our beliefs, our ancestry and our accessibility.
Food can create illness or defend against it. It can bring a family together or be the thing that creates a distance.
The point is- food is more than just nutrition. Yes we can discuss the nutrients and antioxidants in food and the importance of each. Just like we can devour the growing conditions and sourcing of the food. Its more than these sums though. It not only nourishes our body it has the potential to nouris
h our souls.
For me I believe the food we choose nourishes our bodies just as much as the company we choose to have around the table. Both are equally important to our existence. To our health. To our roots rising.