Wendell Berry: Daily Food Quote, June 28, 2011

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Eating with the fullest pleasure — pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance — is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living in a mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry: Daily Food Quote, June 29, 2011

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“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. (pg. 88, “Think Little”)”—Wendell Berry (The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry)

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Wendell Berry: Daily Food Quote, June 27, 2011

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by Jonell Galloway

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.Wendell Berry

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, June 15, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which the food comes.–Wendell Berry (1934-)

Wendell Berry is a Kentucky poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher and farmer. He has always remained close to the land, continuing to farm on his family farm, and this is reflected in much of his work. His most well known book, The Unsettling of America, provides a classic critique of industrial agriculture which is foundational to today’s agrarianism and a precursor of the Slow Food movement and the current food revolution taking place in the U.S.

The American Poetry Foundation says of Berry: “Critics and scholars have acknowledged Wendell Berry as a master of many literary genres, but whether he is writing poetry, fiction, or essays, his message is essentially the same: humans must learn to live in harmony with the natural rhythms of the earth or perish.”

 

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