Take a Bite

We talk about it, prepare it, share it and savor it—glorious food!

Let your mind linger on the pleasures of eating at a recipe-sharing site such as bettycrocker.com or foodnetwork.com. For thought as well as food to chew on, try slowfood.com. This is the website of an international movement that urges setting your table with locally-grown and regionally distinctive foods. Some 80,000 people in more than 100 countries have organized meal-sharing “convivia” or eating clubs to discuss and practice this lifestyle and gastronomic alternative to a diet of increasingly uniform foods farmed on an industrial scale.