Posts tagged ‘Food’

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

OK so if you’re reading my blog you’ve most likely surmised that the name is a play on Michael Pollan’s book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”. That is a correct assumption. I read this book over the summer and it changed the way I eat and think about food. I’ve always been aware of the fact that eating food straight from my garden is 100 times better for me that the produce in the grocery store, but perhaps I just wasn’t as devout about my decisions on the age-old question “What’s for dinner?” Pollan takes his readers through the process of preparing four very distinct meals: one fast food, one organic industrial, one organic pastoral, and finally one where he foraged all ingredients himself. I have to say my favorite part of this book is when he was visiting Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Owner Joel Salatin easily became my hero of all heroes. Grass farmer by trade, advocate, and inventor, Joel is the king of organic pastoral. I wish he and his farm were in Connecticut. (more…)

December 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment


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