Eat and Flourish with Mary Beth Albright

Episode 127- Eat & Flourish with Mary Beth Albright

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In episode 127, Jill and Chris talk with Mary Beth Albright, the author of Eat & Flourish, How Food Supports Emotional Well Being. She is a food expert with broad experience, from food attorney to being a finalist on Food Network Star, where she competed on Iron Chef America.

Her passion for good food grew from her mentor, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop who she worked with for 15 years. Afterwards, Mary Beth advised on food systems and managed a White House initiative. She completed L’Academie de Cuisine’s two-semester culinary course in Bethesda, MD.

Mary Beth is a writer and editor at the Washington Post. She is also a frequent panel moderator, including for the U.S. State Department and the Smithsonian, and her food-judging expertise is sought regularly, including the time she ate 2,000 foods in three days to judge the Outstanding New Products Awards. She is an elected member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an esteemed group of women in the culinary professions, which counts Julia Child among its alumnae.

We discuss:

  • How food affects emotions
  • How emotions affects our food choices
  • Making better choices when you are under stress or feeling depressed
  • Pleasure and eating
  • Foods that support emotional well being
  • The American Gut Project
  • Tips to increase pleasure around eating
  • Why eating with others is good for you
  • How to easily add a more diverse variety of food into your meals
  • Recipes

Instagram: Mary.Beth
Twitter: MaryBeth
Her book: Eat & Flourish, How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being

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