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‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

This was the title of an article written by a raw/vegan health food store owner in my local town
http://fruit-powered.com/food-is-mean...

while the gist of the article kind of goes off from that tangent exactly, It got me thinking...

can't food Nourish AND entertain?

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  1. If it can't, then an awful lot of us here are surely wasting our time. :)

    We are entertained merely by the act of creating a nice dinner. Not always, but frequently, we share photos of our dishes, creatively plated and visually appealing. A lot of us use food *to* entertain our family & friends.

    He's a zealot, and sees in B&W. FWIW, his headline hasn't a thing to do with the content of his article. It does speak to his views.

        1. re: cresyd

          Exactly.

          Way I see it, that guy's failing to see the big problem with raw food - it can't multitask like cooked food can.

                1. re: foodieX2

                  Love Avenue Q! "Ready, normal people?"

          1. I feel sorry for him, as I feel sorry for anyone who cannot find joy in a beautiful plate of anything, beyond its nutritional value.

            (really, and he believes that he will never, ever get cancer? He's deluded, too.)

            1. It's kind of a depressing statement to me
              it conveys the thought that you can't enjoy healthy food
              (remove the whole vegan/raw zeal that the author has)

              1. Reminds me of that Chris Kimball NYT article "Cooking Isn’t Creative, and It Isn’t Easy" which was debated here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/873298

                At least this fellow is passionate in an irritating, Zen kinda way.

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                1. re: MplsM ary

                  Chris Kimball makes me sad -- everything he does is so cold and humorless and NOT fun. Even when he's wearing a stupid costume, he's still stiff and obviously not comfortable.

                  I simply cannot watch ATK.