On Eating with Pleasure

wendell berry quote

“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 and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.”
Wendell Berry: On the Pleasures of Eating

So much of our holiday celebrations are centered on food– food traditions, such as gingerbread houses and holiday hams, and meals as a gathering for friends and family. Wendell Berry’s statement above is a gentle reminder for us to extend the gratitude of the season to gratitude for the food we eat. How do you celebrate your gratitude for the food you eat?