Food 7 WRules

Shalimar

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so I read about some of these rules recently in Newsweek I think. one that I really would like to try and adopt (probably impossible, but I wanna get close) is to make sure that all your food is consumed at a table. think about the implications of that.


now I remember.. it was an article about the French and how they feed their kids 4 course meals IN SCHOOL. that food is taken VERY seriously over there..


below, from michael pollan.. hope this isn't a repost, though it may be.. and I don't care. like drool.


7 Words & 7 Rules for Eating


Pollan says everything he's learned about food and health can be summed up in seven words: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Probably the first two words are most important. "Eat food" means to eat real food -- vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and, yes, fish and meat -- and to avoid what Pollan calls "edible food-like substances."

Here's how:

Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. "When you pick up that box of portable yogurt tubes, or eat something with 15 ingredients you can't pronounce, ask yourself, "What are those things doing there?" Pollan says.

Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can't pronounce.

Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store near the loading docks, where it can be replaced with fresh foods when it goes bad.

Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot. "There are exceptions -- honey -- but as a rule, things like Twinkies that never go bad aren't food," Pollan says.

It is not just what you eat but how you eat. "Always leave the table a little hungry," Pollan says. "Many cultures have rules that you stop eating before you are full. In Japan, they say eat until you are four-fifths full. Islamic culture has a similar rule, and in German culture they say, 'Tie off the sack before it's full.'"

Families traditionally ate together, around a table and not a TV, at regular meal times. It's a good tradition. Enjoy meals with the people you love. "Remember when eating between meals felt wrong?" Pollan asks.

Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.
 

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people are always trying to tell other people how to do shit.

i live in "europe", the much fucking fabled "europe" and we do exactly the same bloody thing. i've lived in france, again, same thing.

french schoolkids have 4 course meals? do they fuck.
 

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It all makes sense in that article.

It's very expensive to eat only foods on the walls of a supermarket. It goes bad before you make it to the store again a week later. Healthwise it's worth it. We are doing the mostly organic thing and it forces us to eat less of the crap. :hs:
 

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Shali, if you're interested, these rules come from his book "In Defense of Food", which is a follow-up to "Omnivore's Dilemna", both of which are excellent, well-researched books, that I strongly recommend to anyone that cares about what they are shoving in their twinkie hole. It also provides great information on why "organic" or "free range" don't mean as much as you think they do.
 

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Shali, if you're interested, these rules come from his book "In Defense of Food", which is a follow-up to "Omnivore's Dilemna", both of which are excellent, well-researched books, that I strongly recommend to anyone that cares about what they are shoving in their twinkie hole. It also provides great information on why "organic" or "free range" don't mean as much as you think they do.
Thanks. I'm sure its on her Amazon list now. Fucker.
 

Shalimar

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word up tre.


we're trying to eat a lil better and yes, shop on the outer walls.. but it does require more frequent trips. i HATE wasting food and it pains me every time we throw out something that has gone bad.