E.A.T. Bringing Conversation Back to the Table

Leah Di BernardoLeah Di Bernardo loves delicious healthy food and bringing people together at the table. She is the Founder and Chef at E.A.T., Extraordinary Artisan Table, a farm-to-table eatery and gathering place where people come together for great food and conversation. (Listen to interview here)  E.A.T. features a locally foraged and in-house crafted menu, a sustainable education and a home delivery service for already prepared healthy organic meals. Leah grew up in an American Italian family where food and great meals abounded.  She has fond memories of being at the table where the family would gather and discuss their day, share stories and laugh–no cell phones, no computers, just convivial conversation.

In a world of fast, cheap food, the conversations around the table seem to be all but a thing of the past–but are they? Not if Leah Di Bernardo has anything to do with it. She gave a TEDx talk a few years back where she addressed this very issue of what we are missing by not coming together for conversations with family or friends at the table. She said:

“I believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food is what connects us as family, friends and a community.”

edible gardensLeah is a self-proclaimed food advocate and has formerly worked with Slow Food. When she first came to Temecula several years back, she saw what was happening in the schools and knew she had to do something–and she did. She was instrumental is getting 24 edible school gardens in the schools in Temecula, California, a community of rich agricultural diversity. She is motivated by her daughter and the desire that all children deserve to have clean healthy food.

E.A.T.She is hopeful that E.A.T. will be a model for other restaurants and is passionate about bringing people back to the table to “break bread” and have some of those great conversations. Leah is a leader in the community, has been featured in over 100 magazine, newspapers and online feature stories all toting her dedication and fortitude within the good-food movement. She believes it starts with the kids and shared the importance of  teaching them about taking care of the soil and growing and cooking good food.

Listen to this lively, uplifting and motivational interview at the bottom of the page.

 

About Carol Grieve'

Carol Grieve' is the Founder, CEO and host of Food Integrity Now. She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, life coach, food educator, speaker, writer, visionary and artist. To find out more about Carol's wellness coaching and public speaking, contact her at carol@foodintegritynow.org or check out www.foodintegritycoaching.com Phone and Skype sessions are available for coaching!

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