I don’t write much about theory, or use the word “macrobiotic” very much on this blog because I think sometimes words and theory get in the way of simple, practical things we can do to deepen our experience of life. And maybe, because cooking, not theory is my strong point. However, there’s a lot of information out there if you do want to deepen your understanding of yin and yang and the universal but Eastern-inspired way of thought which lies beyond. The best list of macrobiotic resources I’ve seen so far was put together by a site called MedicalCodingCertification.Com. Click here to access their links to 50 sites which approach the subject in varied ways. Like most lists, it’s not completely inclusive, but certainly a good place to start.
**This is one of a number of influential books which brought holistic, Asian ways of seeing food, energy, and indeed all of life, to a Western audience. I intend to reference this wonderful book and feature recipes from it in future posts. Unfortunately, it is out of print, but used copies can be found on Amazon.