Mindful Eating with Chocolate
Eating at a Meeting Podcast Episode 44
In this episode Tracy chats with Meredith Whitely, founder of Food at Heart 💚, a London-based mindful eating guide, meditation teacher and passionate lover of all things cacao. She supports people in bringing calm to their minds and their bellies through slow tasting, sensory-filled cooking, and using meditation and mindfulness to get on top of stress.
What do safe, inclusive & sustainable food and beverage experiences look like to you?
For me, these types of experiences are ones that offer a range of foods and beverages that take into consideration health (of people and the planet), but are also delicious. Good food should also taste good, and allow people to eat safely knowing their dietary requirements have been considered.
Do you have an example of a situation that negatively effected you and/or other individuals or groups’ food and beverage experience?
I think the worst experiences have always been where there’s bland or overly processed food. Though one of the worst was being served a meat version of a dish (I don’t eat meat) and being told it was vegetarian. After having a mouthful I realized it wasn’t vegetarian.
What is a best practice you use/or have seen to create safe and inclusive F&B experiences?
It can relate to health, ethical, environmental, legal, or social aspects of food and beverage. I particularly like it when local suppliers and producers are featured in F&B experiences, especially when the food is produced ethically and sustainably (and when you can learn about the stories of the producers too).