Sunday, October 11, 2009

NYT Food Issue

So many wonderful articles in today's New York Times Magazine I don't even know where to start!

You may recall Michael Pollan's call for dietary dos and don'ts back in March for his new book "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" publishing in January 2010. Well good ol' MP previewed 20 of his favorite reader submissions and they certainly are insightful. Check out the corresponding interactive feature here. One of my faves: If you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you are not hungry.

Might I also recommend spending some time with novelist Jonathan Saffron Foer's contribution: Against Meat - Or At Least 99 Percent of It. I'm looking forward to reading his new book "Eating Animals" due out in November. His article alone captures the thought process and constant debate (internal and external) of a conscious eater. Or, as MP would call it: the omnivore's dilema. The attempts at vegetarianism. The careful consideration of what your children will eat based in not only your belief system but in honoring traditions and gratitude. Even the early mention of the moment he realized that the chicken in his mouth was a chicken that was once alive on a farm resonates. It's an excellent read. The whole issue is excellent

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