29 Dec '17, 8am

Is 'Love' Really an Ingredient?

Is 'Love' Really an Ingredient?

In Aimee Bender’s 2010 novel, “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake ,” the story’s protagonist can taste much more than the physical ingredients she bites into. Sadness, frustration, concern, guilt, anger, love—if the person who made the food was feeling any strong emotion, Rose Edelstein can taste it. She becomes overwhelmed by this sensitivity to such a paralyzing point that she opts instead for ersatz factory-made food, void of human interaction. It’s a novel, of course, but it illustrates the potential our growing sensitivities hold. Isn’t the saying “you are what you eat” for good reason? And one could also argue that our lack of food “made with love” since the advent of industry and packaged foods corresponds with our rise in diseases, depression, and loneliness.

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/is-love-really-an-ingredient/

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