What if our lives depended upon restoring our diets back to a more healthful, place-adapted, nutritious and delicious fare than what our globalized industrialized food system has offered?
That’s exactly what Patricia Colunga and Daniel Zizumbo-Villarreal have been doing with their project on revitalizing the Mesoamerican Diet in a nation – MEXICO – THAT NOW HAS THE THIRD HIGHEST LEVEL OF DIABETES AND FIRST HIGHEST IN INFANT OBESITY OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!
By rediversifying the plant foods in the diet to what they once included for thousands of years, by shifting cooking methods to rely on less fat, sugar, frying and preserving with chemicals, by reintroducing pit roasting, streaming, fermentation and hot rock cookery–they have inspired enormous national interest and pride in Mesoamerican’s biocultural and ecogastronomic patrimony.
See their website at http://www.cicy.mx/sitios/Dieta-mesoamericana-origenes/index.html
Brother Coyote, OEF