A life in which the pleasures of food and drink are not central is missing a crucial dimension of a good life. Food and drink,
Category: The Ethics of Eating
Cultural Appropriation and Moral Worth
Sophie Gilbert’s review of Padma Lakshmi’s new exploration of American cuisine, called Taste the Nation, identifies the central issue of any discussion of the ethics
As Our Communal Lives Shrink Food and Wine Become an Anchor
It looks like we will be hunkered down for the long haul, “sheltering in place”, minimizing social get togethers while the news gets more grim
An Artisan Code of Ethics
At Aesthetics for Birds, Matt Strohl posted an interesting analysis of artisanship ethics using coffee as his example. It applies to wine as well. At
The Pleasures of the Table and Living a Good Life
Epicurus, the Roman philosopher who lent his name to the pursuit of the pleasures of food, was not merely a philosopher who also loved food.
Why Do Proponents of Mindful Eating Ignore Pleasure?
Mindful eating is healthful for lots of reasons. To my mind, it’s important because only by thinking about food can we maximize the pleasure we