We only live once. Every time we turn around there’s an article contradicting another about what we should or shouldn’t eat. Food and diet trends come and go, yet we spend so much thought on what the medical science of the day tells us what, and what not to eat, only to find a few years later that science somehow changed.
Food is more than just nourishment. Cultural, social and family identities revolve around this complex fuel that energizes both the body and the mind. When we remember Grandma, we remember the love she put into the holiday meal. The same can be said when remembering a place, a time or a lost love. Food and drink have so much more to offer than just nutrient value, they feed the soul!
Embracing a decadent meal must be treated like a new found love, for searching deep into the character and cultural background makes a meal that much more memorable. Living life to the fullest is what matters most, so eat purely, not out of a box. Develop a relationship with your food, and don’t worry what others think or say. This after all is the only relationship you will ever have in which variety does not cause jealousy or gossip. Throw caution to the wind once in a while. You’ll be happy you did.