Ritual of Food

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Small gestures can make a big difference in how we experience and appreciate our food — and each other.

Eating is essential to survival — and it is deeply symbolic. Virtually every culture has rituals around food: the fasting and feasting.

Bringing Meaning to Mealtime

Adopting simple rituals is a wonderful way to reconnect to food. But if your practices become rigid, they can backfire. The point of any ritual is to relax and connect. Below are a few suggestions to help make your mealtimes more meaningful, even when the dining table looks a lot like your desk.