The most famous gastronome of them all, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, wrote in  Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante  (1826): “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.”: “Tell me  what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” For some, such as Adelle Davis — Time magazine characterized her as “the high priestess of a new  nutrition religion” in December 1972 — the consequences of our food choices are stark: “As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease.”http://www.gastronomica.org/we-are-what-we-eat/

Since my diet is a mix of virtue and vice, I'm hoping my body is more forgiving of my food choices than Adelle would say it is. 

I don't think it helps to stress about our bad days.  My guiding principles are,  "everything in moderation,"  "avoid dogmatic thinking,"  "try new things."


    I grab a bowl from the kitchen and head out the back door to see what has happened in the garden since the last time I checked with hopes that my backyard foraging will yield something for lunch.  My efforts at foiling the rabbits are just successful enough that I am able to fill my bowl with  greens, herbs and edible flowers.  I eat them  within minutes of their plucking.  Surely there is more to this than the sheer pleasure I get from eating what was growing only minutes before.