It was the simplest of observations. I’d never heard it made, but it crystalized for me yet another facet of America’s dysfunctional relationship to food. I was listening to a podcast of “This American Life,” maybe the greatest show on radio, one from the archives called “Americans In Paris,” and featuring still another American treasure, David Sedaris. One of the Americans interviewed by the show’s host, Ira Glass, noted the joy with which the French eat and said, “Americans treat their food like medicine.” Exactly! We eat what’s “good” for us. We avoid what’s “bad” for us without really knowing what is good or bad for us. We eat probiotic food, such as yogurt with active cultures because it may be good for our gut flora. We avoid gluten because that’s what’s trending now. Read On »
Posts Tagged: wine
Tasting wines, did you know that the “sense of smell may be ten thousand times more sensitive than that of taste,” via WSJ.
How to pick out wines for your holiday dinner, via New York Times.
Next year check out the Traverse City Wine & Art festival in Michigan.
Need a new wine blog to start reading, check out Tyler Colman’s who is also known as Dr. Vino, via Dr. Vino.