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“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” – M.F.K. Fisher.
Sunday night dinner. Grandma’s zucchini bread. Backyard barbecue. Dad’s Saturday morning pancakes. Watermelon on the front porch. Friday night pizza. Coffee by the campfire. Homemade cookies for the holidays. Bread and butter. Salt. It’s these things and more that illustrate the power and presence of food in our daily lives.
Regardless of who we are or where we came from, food is the common factor in all of our lives. We need to eat, both literally and figuratively. Nourishment is forever necessary.
When we talk about food, we’re talking about more than the things that keep us physically satiated. We’re talking about the moments that connect us to our friends and family, the things that help to keep our bodies functioning, and the decisions that make Earth a lively, thriving place. Food is medicine, both for the mind and body. If we treat it with respect, then the benefits are unlimited.
Food impacts our environment. The choices we make in the grocery store work as a form of voting, as we’re indirectly informing brands as to what we will and will not accept in our homes. Some products are better for the environment than others. Shopping locally creates less of a carbon footprint. Watching your meat consumption can create less fossil fuel emissions. Supporting sustainable food movements helps encourage systems that aid the health of our planet.
Food impacts other living creatures. The choices we make when purchasing meat directly affects the animals involved. The food we prepare for our children helps shape the eating patterns they’ll carry throughout their lives. The moments we spend with our loved ones across the table create valuable memories and foster connection. How we treat food presents us with an opportunity to show and create compassion.
And finally, food affects our most vulnerable selves. If we don’t have our health, we don’t have much. Learning how various foods work with our bodies, and how we can use food as a form of medicine, helps us to live longer and richer lives.
It’s for these reasons and more that we’ve dedicated Season Two of the Wanderlust Speakeasy Podcast to food and all things eating. In this season, we cover everything from beyond-organic cooking to fermentation basics to farm sanctuaries. Gather round and tune in as influential chefs, speakers, and activists share their personal health and food journeys, all through the intimacy of the Wanderlust Speakeasy.
Speakers include Joel Salatin, Dr. Mark Hyman, Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon, Christa Orecchio, Moby, Summer Bock, and more. In every episode, you’ll learn new and thoughtful attitudes towards eating. We’ll discuss the power of food to bring folks together, heal our bodies, and ultimately, better our lives.
If this message speaks to you, then you’re in the right place. Welcome to Season Two, Food, of the Wanderlust Speakeasy Podcast. We’re happy you’re here.
Want more opportunities to eat with Wanderlust? Check out our Farm-to-Table dinners during our signature 4-day festivals. For more information, click here.
Amanda Kohr is the editor at Wanderlust. You can find her exploring new highways, drinking diner coffee, and on Instagram.