Thursday, February 08, 2007

Philosophy of Food

A 10,000 word piece by Michael Pallan about the state of our food (he's talking about America but I think the same lessons apply here). I couldn't be bothered to read it all, his arguments against processed food didn't seem controversial to me, and skipped ahead to the advice which I have summarized here:

  1. Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
  2. Avoid even those food products that come bearing health claims.
  3. Especially avoid food products containing ingredients that are a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable c) more than five in number - or that contain high-fructose corn syrup.
  4. Get out of the supermarket whenever possible.
  5. Pay more, eat less.
  6. Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
  7. Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks.
  8. Cook.
  9. Eat like an omnivore.

Over the last 3 or 4 years my diet has drifted in this direction although I confess I have lapsed a bit recently. Time to refocus on eating well.

08/02/2007 09:36 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments:
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