Nutrition v Nourishment

My brother-in-law, Drew, sent me a link to The Daily Prompt, which asked the question, “If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?”  For me, the answer is simple: food is not about nutrition, it’s about nourishment.  The only validation I need of my point of view is this meal of seared lamb shoulder chop, baby beets, and mixed greens — all from local farms — on a table modestly set with flowers cut from a tree branch and placed in a mason jar.  The minds and machines of pharmaceutical engineers will never be able to nourish my soul in the ways that the hearts and hands of my local farmers do.

Lamb Chop, Salad Greens and Lilacs

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