Earlier today, I thought I’d write the world’s shortest book on the topic of eating. It took about twenty minutes and came in just under one hundred words.
Then I remembered that Michael Pollan wrote the definitive book on the same topic using only seven words.
“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”
I concede that Mr. Pollan’s version is better than mine but I’ll still share what I wrote.
-if it has a peak of freshness.
-If your grandmother knew what it was or how to cook it.
-if it can be the subject of a still life painting.
-if someone you love made it for you.
Don’t eat it:
-If the list of ingredients contains more than one item.
-If something on the label came from a lab.
-If you can’t leave it on the counter overnight.
-if the smell isn’t appealing.
If you see fresh produce sold on the sidewalk in Italy, buy something and eat it immediately.
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