I’m happy to announce that The Inner Wisdom Eating Summit: Finding a Healthy Relationship With Food in a Disconnected World starts September 20. My interview will run on September 21, and 20 other interviews with other experts will be available. Hosted by holistic nutritionist Cat Dillon, the summit explores such issues as overeating; stress, boredom or fatigue in relation to food; and knowingly eating foods that don’t leave you feeling your best.
Food is basic. It is a primal source not only of nourishment, but also of joy, connection, community and the ecosystem in which we live. I’d love you to join me in this exploration of one of the most important issues of our time, and, as always, I welcome your feedback.
For many of us, our relationship to food is a never ending journey. Sometimes to move forward one finds themselves looking back. For bread and specifically the grains used to make it I find that the best results are indeed found in reflection. It is sometimes true that modern ingenuity has value for us, but that is usually only when paired with ancient wisdom. For grains, that wisdom is in the ancient varieties that have been grown for thousands of years.
During this time of relative uncertainty, we have decided to renew our commitment to gardening. Dr. Cowan’s Garden was originally a place, located in Napa Valley on a plot of land generously donated by a friend. It embodied our ideals and was a sanctuary for growth and learning.
The garden was our muse for new product offerings and for improving existing ones. The garden kept our ambitions grounded to certain fundamentals, as the practice of gardening can be challenging.