Eating the world: the philosophy of food

“The hunter-gatherers whose genetic make-up we inherit devoted all their energies to getting food. Labour, danger, stress and companionship attended their provisioning. Having secured their meal through their shared hardship, it is hardly surprising if our ancestors consumed it in a common ceremony, with rejoicing, affection, and gifts to the gods. | That experience of food lies buried within us, and the species-memory of it will influence our conduct however much we wish to grow out of our genes.” Roger ScrutonEating the world: the philosophy of food  (openDemocracy)

I’m not actually very interested in food. For lunch I tend to choose foods that I can eat with one hand that won’t make crumbs on my keyboard as I surf and blog. If I could take a pill instead of eat real food, I probably would.