Preparing Food is akin to an Intimate Dance between Lovers, Eating Food is akin to Passionate Love Making, Love and Good Company Makes Food Taste Better, Eating Good Food can Alter your Consciousness, and Good Nutrition will not Cure us of a Stressful Life

  1. “The final kitchen scene in this movie is so quiet, so intimate, and so moving that few movie fans who see it will ever forget it. Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver, Tony Shalhoub, and Isabella Rossellini give masterful performances. No one has ever made a more eloquent, wordless argument for the healing power of simple food cooked with love.” The Best Food Scenes in Movie History
  2. “The best meals are those prepared by loving hands.” Ken Poirot
  3. “Eating good food can alter your consciousness; so can thinking about how we’re going to get it.” Raymond Peat, PhD
  4. This is the response of Dr. Peat in a conversation with Kate Deering about, “How much can we really improve our health through nutrition, if we do not address the other stressors in our lives?”
    “Stressful work, relationships, and thoughts (echoes of the external stresses) are all biologically damaging, first acutely, and then chronically with a distortion of the whole life process. Physically robust people are harder to enslave than malnourished people, but the system is very powerful, getting the subjects to empower the slave masters. Food involves our place in an ecosystem, and fitness is relative to our possible environments.” Raymond Peat, PhD
  5. “Bottom line: Good nutrition can allow us to thrive in the right environment. Good nutrition can also help us survive and deal with life’s stressor better. BUT, good nutrition will not cure us of a stressful life. There is more to good health than just good food…” Kate Deering
  6. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
  7. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
  8. “I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.” Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  9. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
  10. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
  11. “I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  12. “What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” A.A. Milne
  13. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” David Mamet, Boston Marriage
  14. “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” Mark Twain
  15. “There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.” Judith Martin
  16. “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
  17. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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