"Ssssmell the squassshhhh waaaafting through the air"

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And in yoga and foodie circles alike, contemplating the awesome significance of every bite taken — its flavors, its implications, its history — often seems to lead to moral judgments about others.

“It’s been one of my struggles,” said Rick Bayless, the Chicago chef, who has been practicing yoga for 15 years, is not a vegetarian and loves pork. “I think that sometimes the yoga community is a little too austere, and it’s hard to talk about what I do with people who believe in eating just what you need to stay alive.”

Mentioned in yesterday's New York Times piece in which prominent yoga practitioners get twisted up over whether "bacon is yoga" was the news that a Yoga for Foodies Jam Session, in which participants gorge on pasta, wine, and chocolate on their sweaty mats, was coming soon to a restaurant in Chicago.

Specifically, that would be March 8, at Province.

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