We are all familiar with the expression, “You are what you eat”. In fact, we can say “We are what we think and what we eat”.
This is not an original concept by any means. In truth, it belongs to the teachings of the Christ. However, by adding just four words, it is even more relevant to our time, right now.
What do you call you? What defines you? What are the key substances and the myriad of elements that make up you? What is the source of that you?
A noted restaurateur and chef, Roger Dufau has owned and managed more than a dozen restaurants and eateries in three continents, including Maison Basque in Toronto and Panache in Hobart, Tasmania. In 1968, he and his mother established the popular Le Petit Gourmet in Toronto.
Originally from the Basque region of France, Roger feels it is not only important to nourish the body, but also the spirit.
This book was inspired by a dream that refused to go away.
In 2005 my wife Kathleen and I took a vacation on the Caribbean Island of St. Martin, a place that is a delightful mixture of French culture and Dutch enterprise. After our third night there I woke up in the morning with the vivid memory of a strange dream. A beautiful “being’’ bathed in wondrous light appeared and spoke to me. His presence filled me with awe, especially as he seemed to know all about my hopes, feelings and desires. We spoke together for some time and it was he who gave me the insight that you see above: “You are the result of what you think and what you eat.” He then suggested that I needed to find out more about the significance of those words in my own life, and that I should share my insights with the world.