kyles, you've just reminded me of something i used to do. a meditation exercise i have tried is to take a single raisin, and close your eyes, sit in a quiet and comfortable position (my knees don't do that cross-legged thing), and slowly eat the raisin, concentrating completely on it. the taste, texture, smell, the sound of chewing. try to completely experience the moment, shutting everything else out.
it was pretty neat to do. sometimes, we eat so fast, inhaling everything. the exercise was a great way to learn to slow down and experience the food as best as possible. it really can make it taste better.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.