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Comida Viva {My Philosophy}

People are fed by the food industry which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the  health care industry which pays no attention to food.

--Wendell Berry

Meals are a  transcendental experience.  Cultures are based on food, language, and location.  The center of most homes in the kitchen.

I was attracted to the concept of a career in food because it's a bit of Einstein and art.  It's great to know how to make something but to know the benefits or side effects of its consumption is another thing.

Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
From Strala Yoga, owned by my hero, Tara Stiles
 --English Proverb

The wellness concept isn't a vain attachment to a number, it is based on a holistic approach of mind-body awareness and psychological well-being.

No one feels happier after a pint of Ben and Jerry's or a 3 day Charlie Sheen bender.

I count calories but I gain and lose the same ten pounds as everyone else at this stage in the game.  The truth is I like Oreos, I like fried appetizers that come with happy hour, and I like happy hour.  I am human just like you, not a nutritional overachiever who runs 15 marathons per year, lives on juice fasts, gluten-free meals, and water.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
 --Michael Pollan