Food + Laughter = Health – The Science of Sharing Great Food

Food + Laughter = Health – The Science of Sharing Great Food

What is it about food and laughter? Where did that connection become so important for me?  I can point to a couple of things that have helped in making them an integral part of my life.  Is there any fonder memory than a grade school lunch where you tell the filthy joke that launches milk through Jimmy J’s nose? That scene is no less funny when milk turns to beer or wine and the audience now donning the latest fashions and suits!

Sharing great food and good humored stories and jokes are some of the best times in life. Food and laughter is a great way to reconnect with friends and family. Why do we so often only do this around the holidays? In his book ‘Outliers’ Malcolm Gladwell opens with the mystery of Roseto, a town in Pennsylvania that has proven a close community fosters heart health people.  The community aspect is more important than the makeup of the diet!

I’m not advocating an unhealthy diet, but great homemade food combined with laughter amongst friends and family is about as health conscience as I can get.  Help us out with your favorite diner joke. In fact film it with your friends and family and send it to us.  We will put the best entrants up on the website and send you a gift packet for the effort.

 

Cheers..Bob  ½ Mangia.