Food – The Do’s & Don’ts

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A Venice Market

“Life itself is the proper binge.”

Julia Child

According to the expects on New Year’s resolution etiquette, dieting and fitness were on the top of many people’s 2013 News Year’s resolution list.  It does not come as a surprise; it’s been on every New Year’s resolution list for as long as I can remember.  Pick up any magazine and you will find, somewhere in the pages, an article that will either tell you “what to” or “what not to” eat.   Should we have food rules?  The very thought leaves me unsettled.  For inspiration and a little advice, I turned to Julia Child, a chef who did not shrink from giving her opinion.  She said: “I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter.  Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.”

The statistics are quite clear, however; North America is facing an obesity crisis.  Julia’s response: “As we say in the American Institute of Wine and Food, small helpings, no seconds.  A little bit of everything. No snacking.  And have a good time!”

Bon appétit!