The Sensual and the Intellectual

Why food matters
Ruth Reichl’s 2005 Tanner Lectures

When you eat with all your senses you open yourself to the glorious pleasures of taste and touch and smell as they go rushing through your body. That is no small thing. But when you eat with all your mind you discover everything that is good—and bad—about the way we live on this earth.

And the integration is through storytelling: “I am convinced that the stories we tell about food, in all their wonderful complexity, are capable of revealing as much about our place in the world as any other subject of human discourse.”

And so for day 2705

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