The takeaway: it sucks. And sometimes it really sucks.
Click to play video On any given day, Geneen Roth spends a considerable amount of time listening to people question their own actions. People oft...
When we're willing to look underneath the surface, we can discover the truth of who we are and the real healing can begin. It might not be easy but if I could do it, anyone can. All you need is the willingness, the desire to change your life.
One of the greatest puzzles to me is how women came to be banished from the kitchen, the professional kitchen, that is. Oh, we are quite welcome slopping out spaghetti at home. If all those men grew up on mom's home cooking, why couldn't mom cook at the restaurant where they eat?!
Last fall, when Time magazine published an article about the "Gods of Food" that omitted female chefs, a media backlash ensued.
Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.
They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of six noteworthy souls that strive to make the world a better place.
The longer we believe only skinny, white, affluent girls suffer from eating disorders, the more we isolate an entire community of not-skinny, not-white, not-rich, not-so-young, decidedly-not-female human beings, who suffer, not only with the soul-sucking burden that is an eating disorder, but with the belief they can't possible "have" what's killing them.
I recently hit a MAJOR body/weight/exercise milestone. No, I didn't lose 10 pounds. Nope, I didn't finish a half-marathon. Nah, my pants aren't feeling any looser. My milestone involves me... in the nude... looking in the mirror. And rather than beating myself up for what I saw, I gave myself grace.
All men wanted to do was come home to their mother's or their wife's home cooking, so why the hell was it so hard for them to accept us as chefs?
The love for ourselves is already there. It doesn't need to be created. It's getting clouded over by behavioral patterns, beliefs and images from the media. I think we all naturally want to be at peace. We just need to look and see what's getting in our way.
On February 26, the James Beard Foundation headed to Vermilion restaurant to judge the Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff.
Fingers crossed, we should all still be around after the Mayan Calendar fades to black on Dec. 21. Still, it wouldn't hurt to have a few good books nearby -- you know, just in case.
Last we spoke, Roth and I were discussing her book, Lost and Found. That was more than a year ago. Then, last week, there she was, having a heart-to-heart discussion with a group of binge eaters on The Dr. Oz Show.
During this process I was sure I was being gender-sensitive, trying to focus public attention to issues that the media too often overlooks, and that the food business is frequently too busy and unconcerned to tackle. Little did I know what I was getting into!
Cooking has become an all-consuming lover and I can't separate from it now -- no matter how exhausted I'm beginning to feel.