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F RO M M A R K E T T O TA B L E A STORY OF F OOD


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The stories, like the food that fed them, cast lines of relation to all these places and the creatures living in them, drawing them all together on this table, on these plates, in what began to feel a little like a ceremony. The meal had become just that, for every item on our plates pointed somewhere else, telling a little story about nature or community. Such storied food can feed us both body and soul, the threads of narrative knitting us together as a group. MICHAEL POLLAN The Omnivore’s Dilemma


One of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world. M.F.K. FISHER The Gastronomical Me


A Story of Food