I am proud to let you know that it’s finally here. My ebook, that is. Now available from Amazon — via http://www.amazon.com/Love-Thy-Food-intimate-ebook/dp/B00AL82DEM/ — and coming soon to iBooks. Very exciting indeed.
As many of you will be aware, I wrote an ebook in the lead up to launching A Foodly Affair. It was an important step in articulating my mindful eating philosophy, where I had come from and where I was going. Then it was shelved for two years.
This is that ebook, with a few minor revisions.
Here is a sample from my introduction to whet your appetite for more:
I love to be happy and healthy – and I also love to eat. This is very fortunate, as I spend a goodly proportion of each day planning, preparing and consuming food, and I am sure many of you do the same. Also fortunate is the fact that good health and great taste are not mutually exclusive; they magnify each other. Yes, with the eating experience of many years, I can tell you this: love thy food and it will love you back.
When you spend more than a few minutes a day with anyone or anything it is inevitable that a relationship of sorts will form, whether consciously or not. So it is with food.
Our bond with food starts in our very first moments of life when, as infants with mouths full of perfect and untrained tastebuds, we take our first milk and every emotion and experience of our prehistory with it. Food related habits are set deep and early, just as many of our memories and milestones are cemented in important meals or favourite dishes.
Our unified need to eat connects us all inextricably across the cloths of culture and time. As a species, we eat a wide variety foods for wildly different reasons, including sensory pleasure, health, cost, history, socialisation, social pressure and mood. We also eat, of course, for fuel – but the foods we gift to our bodies are intrinsically linked with more than mere sustenance. They influence every bodily function, our mind, our society and our environment as one holistic system. Food is a never ending adventure.
[Gratuitous reminder: if you would like to read more, you can purchase my ebook from Amazon right now!]
Some of you have been on this journey with me from the very beginning, while others have joined in further down the track — and that is just as awesome. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.