The more food blogs I discover the more of one common element continues to show through. It’s obvious that we food bloggers love food. We love discovering it, smelling, touching, buying, cooking, sharing, eating and meeting with the growers who bring it all to us.
It was quite sudden when it occurred to me that we are not only lovers of food, but advocates of it as well.
Being a food blogger myself, I’ve always felt driven by my pure love of food but I’ve discovered that in that love, a voice is emerging to protect it.
Promoting local growers, farmer’s markets and eating seasonally seems to be a morsel of our returned protection of the food in which we love. Appreciating the true flavours of unmodified food, taking back our taste buds from the corporations who have tried to feed the masses.
We are the movement which began sharing what we had for dinner to showcase our passion or to remind people of the food that sustains us.
I was pretty excited when I was able to get my hands an advanced copy of this book. Already being a fan of Michael Pollan and specifically his last book, Omnivore’s Dilemma, this book is a continuation of his essay entitled “Unhappy Meals”, published in The New York Times Magazine.
It was wonderful to read about many opinions I already shared about what we’re being told to eat. However, the fantastic amount of precision and research put into this celebration of food is simply extraordinary.
If you’re like me, this book may be redundant as to the ways you already appreciate food and if that’s the case, upon reading you may agree that this could be the book to send Michael Pollan on a An Inconvenient Truth type road tour promoting respect for growers, quality of food, tradition and community in order play a hand in the relief of global warming as well as Western Diseases.
A large claim yes, but the importance of all that could just be the tipping point which sits us down to the best meal of our lives.