The Real Reason We Need To Eat

Silvia Bianco
3 min readSep 12, 2019

For some of us, being in the kitchen preparing a meal is a joyful and creative act…a meditative practice even. For others just the thought of shopping, cooking and then being left with a messy kitchen is nothing short of a nightmare.

I get it. Being a chef doesn’t exclude me from the demands of having to eat at least twice a day — every day. Eating regularly is necessary of course but maybe there’s another reason that being human requires that we eat or die?

It’s just that I would think our Maker, the one who builds universes and has everything working with the precision and grace of the cosmos, would have figured out a better, more convenient way to keep us alive then to have us scramble for food every day…unless He had a good reason.

Wouldn’t it have been so much more efficient to have us just breathe in our nourishment from the sun like plants? After all, we have better things to do with our time — like make money and be entertained.

But our Maker doesn’t make mistakes, right?

That’s why I think there’s got to be another reason He/She made it so that we had to eat to live. Maybe He knew that eating would force us to ban together in the effort of foraging for food. Maybe She knew that in the process we would receive many gifts: the taste of a sweet, juicy peach at the height of its…

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Silvia Bianco

Consciously woke chef, turned political/cultural activist…with a passion for good food, inspiring words & a deep desire to nourish you with both.