Last year I read both “In Defense of Food” and “The Ominvore’s Dilema” by Michael Pollan and had an epiphany of sort about food. The quality of our food both in terms of nutritional value and enjoyment and the ethics of getting our food suddenly seemed more important than just the basic idea of getting the most for the buck. Never again would I look at a “frugal” shopping site where mom buys a ton of cheap, crappy food for $35 a week and think “wow, I wish I could do that”.
Then, of course, reality sneaks in and my shopping and menu planning get swept aside as I try to balance all the different parts of my life. But this morning I read something that so inspired me to start thinking about food quality again: “ I saw a rat roasting in Peanuts Plant”
All I can say is “ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!”