“The destiny of nations depends on how they nourish themselves” Brillat-Savarin.
The Latin term ‘eco’ refers to how organisms relate to their environment, and, according to food philosopher Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, ‘gastronomy’ is the intelligent knowledge of whatever concerns man’s nourishment. While gastronomy tends to be associated with of luxury and indulgence and eco with sacrifice, ecogastronomy advocates neither extreme. Instead, ecogastronomy promotes values-based consumerism representing a fusion of pleasure and principles.
Food, our most basic need and that which connects us with the rest of the world, is an integral part of our future. Ecogastronomy is for busy people who want to make the most of their time with family and friends and learn how to maximize the impact of their consumer dollar for social, political and environmental change. Rather than promoting an ideal model impossible to achieve, ecogastronomy focuses on the process of positive, thoughtful living where every little bit counts. Ecogastronomy is a way to guarantee that our future is delicious, diverse, healthy, humane, and sustainable.