I love returning to France when I can and enjoying the local selection of food and drink in my home town. The pleasure for me, whenever I return (as I have just done for Christmas), is partly in the savouring of the smells, textures and smells of what I eat, but also in choosing what to put on the table.
The selection of what we are to enjoy with our family and friends when we sit down to eat is part of the thought process that goes into leading a healthy life, as good health in this context is as much about the rounded experience of living as it is as about sustaining our bodies with the healthiest options available.
It is a balance of body and mind.
This is especially true at this time of year (particularly after the year we have just had).
So enjoy this celebration of this Christmas holiday as much as possible with those closest to the heart, if this is possible, and appreciate each moment of pleasure.