One of the most charming parts of being on Paros is the feeling of leaving my familiar world behind. For me, it’s a seven-hour time difference, a pretty impactful geographical one, and an outstanding food difference. The food here is spectacular but doesn’t always get its due credit. A lot of restaurants on the island …
I’ve been on Paros Island in the Cycladic Islands for over a week now and while my sleep schedule becomes more regular and I try to even out my eating patterns along with it, I’m in total shock still about my location in the world.
Fad diets are infuriating to me. They convince people to spend money on products and books that push one idea or philosophy of eating when there just isn’t one way or philosophy of eating that will work for everyone. I want you to eat what you want to eat. I want you to eat what works for your lifestyle and your body.
Right after I began this blog, I received an email from a very dear friend who had just read the whole thing. She wondered in her letter what it is about food, even reading about food, that is so healing? I suspect the reasons are a little bit different for everyone, but there must be some common themes. We have to eat. To be able to feed ourselves is empowering. It is self-reliant. To be able to feed others, and have them enjoy it, is joyous. For me, it goes a little deeper than that.