Just as food breaks down to give us a savory experience and fuel us, Reinventing the Meal breaks down the art and science of mindful eating to teach us how to enjoy and get what we need from food. It’s a guide to using positive life precepts to enrich each and every dining experience from first whiff to final swallow.”
Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, MEd, is the author of four books on eating, including The Food and Feelings Workbook
“For years when I’ve talked to friends about my mindfulness practice, I’ve paraphrased a line of Thich Nhat Hanh’s: ‘You can eat the tangerine like this, says the Buddhist monk nonchalantly. Or, he suggests, enunciating with care, you can eat the tangerine like this.’ How satisfying to find a whole book that shows me the sublime depth of eating. Reinventing the Meal is a mindful pleasure—a dessert from start to finish, and a delicious reminder of the power of awareness.”
—Stefanie Marlis, author of rife, fine, cloudlife, and other poetry collections
Pavel Somov brings together mindfulness practices and wisdom from Eastern traditions with scientific insights to thoughtfully challenge and inspire the reader to higher consciousness, all within the arena of the most basic of human activitieseating. He delivers a bounty of food for thought that compellingly assists us in re-imagining ourselves, as well as the meal. In an era of fast-food and fast-paced living, Reinventing the Meal offers a well-needed path toward health, serenity, and a meaningful connection to life.”
Jeffrey Weise, PhD, psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders with a private practice in Pittsburgh, PA
About the Author
Pavel G. Somov, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of Eating the Moment, Present Perfect, The Smoke-Free Smoke Break, and The Lotus Effect. Visit his online Mindful Eating Tracker at www.eatingthemoment.com/mindfulness-tracker.
Foreword writer Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and author of One-Minute Mindfulness and Meal by Meal.