Talking About Food

As my food book continues to take shape, section after section, I will periodically post food thoughts and experiences here. The point of view is, of course, from Chinese Medicine, looking at food not only for the nutrient content but also for the responses a food elicits. A brief story. A friend was coming for dinner, and when I opened the door, he looked vaguely unwell. When I inquired, he said he was okay, but didn't feel much like eating. "Did you just eat?" "No, but something about lunch just won't budge..." So, we changed the subject and chatted for a while, and when his mind was on something else, I got him some sliced raw carrot. After a a couple slices, he looked surprised an

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