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Food Psych #16: The Pleasure Principle

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In today's episode, Christy talks to two guests about why taking pleasure in food is better for your health than worrying about nutrition.

Marisa Robertson-Textor is a food and travel writer based in Brooklyn. The former research chief of Gourmet magazine (her essay on the demise of that cultural institution was anthologized in Best American Food Writing 2010), she has also worked as a contributing editor at Whole Living magazine and a researcher for the Los Angeles Times. Her work has appeared in Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, O, The Robb Report, and MORE. Her 2014 New Year’s resolutions are: to take an overnight ferry from Marseille to Tunis; to eat warm sabich in Israel; and oh yes, to submit her book proposal. Find her at

Allison Adato is a senior editor at People magazine and the author of Smart Chefs Stay Slim: Lessons in Eating and Living From America's Best Chefs, which the Wall Street Journal called "refreshingly readable—not to mention appetizing." Raised as an Angelino, Adato now eats out, cooks, and window-box gardens with her family in New York City. Find her on Twitter at @editgirlnyc.