It goes without saying that fresh food is best for us. After all, chemicals and ingredients we cannot pronounce aren’t in themselves appetizing, so why feed ourselves with them?
One viewing of the documentary Food Inc will bring much of this to light. These chemicals and additives are also known to deaden our taste buds among other negative effects.
Reawaken Your Taste Buds
All is not lost. Reawakening your taste buds is possible. You can awaken them in as little as two weeks by eliminating processed foods and eating fresh flavorful food simply seasoned. Nutrition and food politics aside, their good flavor alone should be enough to make fresh food the obvious choice! Especially at this time of year, when spring bursts forth its bounty, there is a lovely sense of renewal and good spirit. Fresh food connects us to each other when we share and serve it to each other. It connects us to the community when we buy fresh food from local markets and farmers. It connects us to the earth and reminds us of our connection to the animal planet and brings harmony to our lives. Preparing fresh food is best done simply and with the least amount of manipulation and over handling as possible. Use simple ingredients like sea salt, vinegar, garlic and fresh herbs, to enhance the natural flavors. Believe me, it won’t get boring! You’ll marvel at the flavor and stimulate your taste buds!
Food Writer Dishes on Fresh Food
Food journalist Warren Bobrow was asked why fresh food is important to him. He says: “Flavor and love. I love to taste food fresh from the garden and the flavor of soil has mostly been lost in “clean” operations- factory farms.” When asked how he thinks people can get access to more fresh food: “It’s as easy as a terracotta pot with some real soil, earthworm casings and love. Seeds from Johnny’s in Maine are my choice. Then time! I grow things that I like to eat; cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, lettuces. I grow mint for mohito’s and mint juleps! People should reconnect with their agrarian roots like Rudoph Steiner suggests in biodynamics.” Great fresh food for thought!