“The world's most time-honored cuisines illustrate that: (1) everyday eating is best kept to deliciously seasoned simple preparations of natural ingredients (mostly unrefined and balanced among a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and meat) served in moderate portions, [...]
and (2) fabulous feasts — once a week, or, for special occasions, more often — are an essential part of our healthy nourishment.”
[...] “cuisines that have healthily nourished generation after generation have a pretty brilliant — but basic — way of putting essential foods together in the right proportions for everyday eating. Call it their foundation dishes. Yet those same cuisines also realize that feasting is essential for a culture's aesthetic development, encouraging cooks to reach for new culinary heights.”
As Bayless says, “A feast can make our spirits soar for days, while our bodies are regenerating themselves on everyday fare.”
I think I need to come up with a feast for today's midday meal. Look at the weather report. It's already raining here. Does this qualify as a special occasion? Let's see... broccoli? rice? chicken wings? Got it.