Table 22: Cook and Eat Together is a lab that links sustainability, body-mind healing, and human connection.
Inspiration of Table 22:
Plant-Based diets, especially consuming in season vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits from local environmental friendly farm, along with animal welfare egg and dairy products can lower the food miles, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, raise up the food self-sufficiency rate, and help to maintain the biodiversity of the farms. (Read more: Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It)
❦ Body-mind healing
If you’d ever tried squeezed out a little time from a busy day and dive in to cooking and eating, you’ll realize how much stress you can relief through the whole process. Also, it’s actually good for your mental and physical health if you can engage in the process more mindfully. (Read more: How to Eat, Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life)
❦ Nourishing ourselves and others
All of the food we intake will turn in to nutrients that supports our body and mind functions through our digesting system. Therefore, being aware of what we put in our mouth, is taking good care of ourselves in the easiest way. And it can establish a good relationships with ourselves, too! Besides, eating with others, no matter they are our old friends or new friends, is one of the easiest to have fun and build a deep connections within humans. We can be creative by supporting and learning new things from each other.
Let’s live with a sensitive heart when we’re in the kitchen and at the dinning table. So that we can truly be ourselves while chewing conscientiously . Start from that, we are connected to the nature and the people around us. I believe that to cook and eat together is to feed our basic human needs, practice lots of profound ideas in the daily lives, and nourish ourselves and others.
You are cordially invited to join！ 🙂