Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm Thankful for Mark Bittman

Because he shares fabulous recipes every day and sometimes - like today - says what I'm feeling but can't articulate.
There are days when it seems — both in and out of the food world — that Everything Is Going Wrong. That makes it easy enough to complain, and I’m not alone in doing so routinely. Nothing tastes the way it used to. Even pricey restaurants have lost their glow. Quality is shot. People die from eating melons. The dominance of hyper-processed, industrialized food (and, more to the point, food-like products) is spreading globally, and we’re all gaining weight faster than ever, while wrecking the planet.

Nevertheless, it’s nearly as easy to find signs of hope — lots of them — as well as people and organizations who’ve been prodding American food back on a natural, sustainable, beautiful track.

Let's join him in giving a grateful shout out to the people and organizations at the forefront of the movement toward real food, truthful labeling, humane production, food safety and security for us one and all. (And give a hug to your local growers, producers and artisan-crafters for their awesome commitment to fresh, natural, local, ethical, fair and sustainable.)
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