Eating puts us in touch with all that we share with the other animals, and all that sets us apart.
Secretly in my heart, I believe food is a doorway to almost every dimension of our existence. . . . From the time a cave person first came out from under a rock, food has been a little bit of everything: who we are spiritually as well as what keeps us alive. It’s a gathering place, and in the best of all worlds it’s possible that when people of one country sit down to eat another culture’s food it will open their minds to the culture itself.