Diversity in Diet

This is a world record for diversity with 8,146 dishes!
This is a world record for diversity with 8,146 dishes!

IMPARA catering & consulting is unlike anything else out there.  We are determined to bring awareness to the sacred act of eating and cooking good food.  Let’s start our journey by first looking at diversity.  Its a funny thing.  Too much of something is not good, nor is too little.  But one thing is for sure, DIVERSITY IS GOOD!  There is a song I like by Groove Armada called “If Everybody Looked The Same”.  The chorus goes, “If everybody looked the same, we’d get tired of looking at each other.” Imagine that!  Boring!

Now lets take a look at our diet.  Is there diversity in it?  Are you eating the same thing everyday?

Then I say to you, switch it up!  Try something new!

A great way to do that is by taking a cooking class, learning something new that you can run with and experiment on to expand your horizons.  Every new experience is access to an infinity of new experiences.  The more we expand our horizons, the more we can take on.  Ever-expanding is the goal, so to speak.  This was an idea I learned from Self Discovery (SD) that just felt right….to me.  Feel into it for yourself and see what your intuition says.

diversityIf you’re still not convinced, we can also go straight to nature as a role model.  How does nature feel about diversity?  Diminishing diversity in our world is harming the environment because nature prefers diversity.  Its a hedge against threats.  Back in 1969 there was a corn blight almost wiped out American corn farmers due to a lack of diversity.    The  biodiversity and is more related to biology than culinary arts.  The principle is still the same though-

Diversity is good!

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Photo: © marilyna/iStock

I encourage everyone to have diversity in their diet on all levels.  Yes, a little meat (responsibly raised) every now and then won’t kill you. And some of your carnivores could use a little more vegetables in your diet.  Have some fancy flavorful food in a nice restaurant, but switch it up with simple, clean, lightly-seasoned food too.  Hot and cold, crunchy and smooth, sweet and savory, taste a little bit of it all and life will be all that more fulfilling.

One way I love experiencing new cultures is by eating it’s cuisine.  There are literally thousands of  cultures in the world.  Thats a lot of diverse cuisines to taste!  Get tasting and learn more about this beautifully diverse world and its amazingly different and unique cultures.  I am here to be your guide on this journey.  It’ll empower your self discovery too, if you’re into that.  The best way to appreciate more of what we already have is by trying something totally different from it.  Be adventurous and discover new things.

Feel free to email me (or call me) for guidance.  I love having “enlightening” conversations about the culinary arts.  I’m happy  discussing anything food related!  I’m here for you as a resource, just ask.  And when you’re ready to have a cooking class, we can talk about that too.   -K