The Food Resolution: Sunny Sea Gold and Michel Richard
Before the New Year arrived, I asked a number of chefs, writers, sommeliers and others in the local food community to share their resolutions for 2011. Their responses included the self-serving, the idiosyncratic and the sublime. I'll roll out two resolutions a day this week, starting today with Michel Richard and Sunny Sea Gold. Feel free to chime in with your own in the comments section.
Give Yourself Permission to Eat Whatever You Want
“I’m a huge proponent of not depriving yourself,” says Sunny Sea Gold, author of the forthcoming "Food: The Good Girl’s Drug." “The science has shown that strict dieting and restricting yourself leads to binging, especially if you’re an emotional eater. It’s going to take a while for your body to tune in and trust you, but eventually it becomes about how you want your body to feel instead of what you’re allowed to have. The buzzword is mindfulness. It’s surrounded by a lot of woo-woo talk, but it’s really just pausing and thinking about it. What’s really going to make me feel good?”
Sit Down and Eat Together
“Everyday should be Thanksgiving,” says Michel Richard, chef-owner of Citronelle, Central and Michel. “Maybe not the big meal, but the part where you sit down and eat together and talk about the day. It brings everyone together.”
Kelly DiNardo's work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, Glamour, Redbook and others. Her first book, "Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique," was released in 2007.
| January 3, 2011; 6:10 PM ET
Categories: Books, Chefs | Tags: Kelly DiNardo, The Food Resolution
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