You see, I eat a whole lot differently now. I used to believe that I could eat whatever I wanted as long as it was in moderation. Then I realized that that idea is a dangerously oversimplified view of nutrition and health. Instead I have found a way to eat what my body prefers – a way for me to stay healthy and keep my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in check. Some people call it an anti-inflammatory diet, others call it Primal or Paleolithic and they are all correct. The idea is to eat the foods that our bodies evolved to eat, and to avoid foods that can potentially cause damage to our digestive systems, metabolism, and every other biological system. This is a diet of self-experimentation where you learn to become attuned to how what you put in your mouth affects your body. I hope I can bring that understanding to you through these pages.
Eating this way isn't difficult. Eliminating sugar, grains, legumes, and dairy from the diet sounds harder than it is. Don't believe me? I think I will convince you in time. However, given my self taught skills in the kitchen and my dining experience at some of New York's great restaurants, I'm here to make eating Primal fancier than it needs to be. I'll never be content with meat and steamed veggies on the plate every night of the week. So allow me to get creative, turn some of the classics into Primal masterpieces, and push the boundary on what our Paleolithic ancestors were capable of in the kitchen. Let's eat more like Thomas Keller and less like Cro-Magnon. Grab a (pitch)fork and enjoy!