11.08.2010

mindful eating in the 21st century


I spent Saturday night watching + listening to this incredibly intelligent and powerful interview with Dan Barber of Blue Hill restaurants + Stone Barns. He speaks passionately about food, especially the farm-to-table movement he stands so firmly behind, and adds his voice to the chorus of those who believe the healthiest and most honest way of growing + producing food is also the most sustainable and delicious.



If you are interested in watching the interview (which I highly recommend!), you can right here. The video is a little over an hour, so you may want to plan ahead a bit.





I love being a part of this conversation, and spend a lot of time talking + reading about (+ making!) food. One of my dreams is to someday own a beautiful piece of land, learn mad organic gardening + farming skills, and cook simple meals for the people I love most...so basically everything Dan Barber does every single day.  I think he's a superhero.

What are your thoughts on food? Do you spend your summer + fall Saturdays at a local farmer's market? Do you grow your own food?

all images from the blue hill website. are you interested in reading more about food? Here are a few of my favorite reads + documentaries that are all about honest food + sustainable farming:  

Books 

Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life    

Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto    

Alice Waters' The Art of Simple Food    

Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life   

Documentaries (Both can be found on Netflix)    

Food Inc. I think every single person in the United States should watch this documentary, it is life changing.    

No Impact Man

3 comments:

Hayley said...

I loved Animal Vegetable Miracle and Food Inc. They were such eye openers for me...some of the stuff they talked about I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of before...we get so sucked in to what is easy, affordable, and also extremely bad for us. I'd love my own garden someday, but for now I settle with trying to buy local and in season produce only. Great post!

BriannEm said...

I keep meaning to watch those two, but it's so hard to get hubband to sit down with me to watch them... And If he's not sitting there with me I want to see what he's doing... it's a tragic cycle.

Lacey. Kellen. Beck. said...

Looking forward to checking some of these out!