April 25, 2014

A Strict Diet of Yarn.

lamb burger

It’s impossible to win where diet is concerned.

My fertility doctor told me to lay off the caffeine and alcohol.

My nurse practitioner told me to lay off the dairy to get my seasonal allergies to chill out.

My acupuncturist told me to lay off gluten because, well, just because these days gluten is highly processed and hard on anyone’s body.

To keep from getting another round of canker sores, I am to eat a diet that leans heavily towards alkaline and away from acidity—meaning no chocolate, sugar, Kombucha and loads of leafy greens.

I was told by another acupuncturist that soy messes with my hormones and that I should start to eat meat again to get my daily allotment of protein.

All this thinking about which foods to stay away from—in order to make me a better, healthier person—frankly causes a great deal of suffering.

Until now, that is.

I have finally found a diet that is right for me!

A diet that brings me a great deal of satisfaction while also appeasing the suggestions of everyone.

Behold: knit food!


Artist Jessica Dance has really figured out something big.

She calls the turkey dish, “Low in calories, high in wool.”



This project is part of ‘The Comfort Food Series’ in collaboration with photographer David Sykes.

A fabulous reminder of the importance of not taking any of it too seriously.


knitted_breakfast_jessica_dance01_860The butter slays me on this one. And the teeny, tiny beans.

Bon Appétit!

For more on Jessica’s zany art visit her website.


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Editor: Renée Picard

Images from artist’s website.



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