Food is the vessel of Life.
Because Life is another name for God,
Food could be called “the vessel of God.”
If you truly respect and revere the Spirit
Then shouldn’t the first thing you do
Be to build a shrine within your own body?
– Eiwan Ishida, Genmai, (Tokyo: Japan Pub. 1989)
I admit it – I am a fake food prohibitionist, a food renegade and unapologetically so. While I understand the argument that the push for social change in the food industry is elitist, I wholeheartedly disagree. Cooking is not just the end product, it’s truly the journey from farm to table. The renewed focus on quality and transparency of ingredients is as much a part of the meal as the final garnish on the plate – it completes the picture. Read more…