Moderating a Love Affair with Food_eBook

by Michelle Lawton


Book Details

Eat mindfully, joyfully for life!

Moderating a Love Affair with Food: 10 Tips to Mindful Eating and Drinking is an easy-to-read and entertaining guidebook for the industry pro, the food- and wine-obsessed, “foodie,” home cook, or any eater who adores food and drink but is looking for a little help with moderating. The book offers ten tips for self-control based on a food pro’s personal experience eating and drinking at home, work, and in social settings. The book covers subjects of self-care, moderating alcohol, cooking mindfully, eating out in restaurants and navigating the many tempting social situations we find ourselves in, and the expectations that others can put on us. Throughout the book, Michelle shares funny anecdotes about everyday life and examples of ways to pay attention to our mood and surroundings. What’s different about this book? There are so many recipe books on the joy of cooking. And so many apps and programs on dieting or abstinence. This book is about loving yourself enough to enjoy everything in balance. Michelle draws on her experiences working in the food and wine industries, beginning as a corporate brand manager for super-premium Italian wines and Champagnes. “In a world where indulgence often meets temptation, many foodies struggle to balance their love of food and drink with their desire for a healthy lifestyle, and I’m one of them,” says Michelle. 

Michelle is receiving early acclaim for the book. From Dana Cowin: Founder. Speaking Broadly and former Editor in Chief Food & Wine Magazine. 

"Eating and drinking for a living for the last 30 years, I devoured the lessons of Michelle Lawton's new book. Her strategies and tips for continuing to have food adventures while living more mindfully are valuable for anyone”. 


About the Author

Michelle Lawton

Michelle Lawton is a food and wine lover and founder of joyfulplate™, a food and beverage research and branding consultancy. She is a happy home cook to her Irishman in New York City, where she enjoys brainstorming on bike rides in Central Park and the kitchen, her happy places. Michelle holds an Advanced Wine Certificate Level 3 from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and shares her wine, food, and travel experiences on Instagram @joyfulplate. Michelle is passionate about community, volunteering with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger in New York City for 15 years and with Les Dames d’Escoffier NY, a nonprofit supporting aspiring professional women in food and beverage hospitality.

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