For the Love of Food: A Manifesto

Over at Cook Here and Now Marco has posted a beautiful manifesto for the enjoyment of food. He makes, quite correctly, a connection between food and sex. Despite the fact that its residents eat so much of it, the US is still fairly priggish about enjoying food. Pleasure in eating is still a sin. Licking your plate clean is venal. If we’re to believe the adverts, food is more a vehicle for nutrition than anything else. Marco celebrates the fact that food is inescapably sensuous. Read his vision here.

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