Who wouldn’t like to eat gourmet food every day? Who wouldn’t like to think of themselves as a gourmet? To be a gourmand one must spend much time tasting and little time eating. At eatingfreely.net we’d like to help you find a healthy moderation that will allow you to follow your palate and your stomach as you’re looking for freedom from and to eat food. I’ve heard it said that the cultured and wealthy eat well and the uncultured or poor eat much. This may be true but it is not true that this must be the case.
One of the most common observations of foreign visitors and tourists about Americans is that it is usually the lower income classes that are overweight. Most would attribute this to the fact that unhealthy, “quantity food,” is available at a much lower price than healthy food. Countries that are known for the healthy Mediterranean diet usually sell their vegetable and fruit produce at a much lower price than their meats. The Mediterranean diet while healthy is also delicious and yet often very simple with regards to sauces. While the birth places of all our favourite sauces are France and Italy we still find the American grocery stores providing a much wider variety of dressings and sauces. This means simply that the American consumer does not know what and how much unhealthy food they are getting in their sauce.
Freedom in Preparation
With the busy schedules we all face it is sometimes difficult to imagine this next step but we should consider the importance of self preparation. This requires both a bit more cooking education and also a willingness to slice and dice. This is probably the most time consuming aspect of preparing food from scratch. A well equipped kitchen staff at your favourite restaurant has a sous chef who may oversee the development of younger employees in the kitchen who might come in early and prepare the vegetables, fruits, spices, etc. for the day.
In making your own sauces you can decide how healthy or unhealthy you want to be knowing the amount of salt, sugar and oils you ad to your healthier vegetables, fruits and seasoning. Living in a colder climate where fresh produce is not easily attainable requires a growing culture of cold weather vegetables and fruits. Apple, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onions are all long lasting and easily mixed and matched to make delicious foods in the cold of winter.