Every once in awhile, most people, especially bloggers, come across a post that they wish they wrote. As a new blogger (just passed third month), I had not experienced this…until reading “Real Food is Soul Food” by Kristen at http://www.foodrenegade.com. She had me when she wrote:
I once heard that cooking was the only art form that uses all five senses. It engages the whole person, and as such rewards the whole person. Preparing Real Food isn’t just about good nutrition or ethics. It’s about becoming the people we are meant to be, becoming more fully human.
In four simple, well-crafted sentences, she boiled down my vision for sustainable food on every kitchen table into something magical, comforting, and hopeful.
Thank you, Kristen, for the great work you do!
For the rest of you, please read this wonderful post. As you do, think about how each of us can put our head, heart, and hands to work in cooking more with friends, family, children. It is one of the keys to unlocking sustainable food on a grand scale.
Rob Smart is a food entrepreneur focusing on regional food systems and consumer retail experiences. He blogs on alternative food systems at Every Kitchen Table and Civil Eats (guest blogger), and micro-blogs on Twitter as Jambutter.