After a wonderful month on the west coast, I’m back east and ready to get back to blogging. The month in Seattle was incredible- and I have a number of pictures/posts I’ll be sharing throughout the summer. For now, here are some things I like right now:
It all started with the movie Food, Inc which is a great (and scary) look at the food we eat and how it gets to our plates. I highly recommend it, and it’s now available on streaming at Netflix.com. Be aware, it will make you question where you’re getting your food from. Not that that is a bad thing.
And from there, I moved on to the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen. I think this book is absolutely fascinating and recommend it to anyone and everyone. It’s an incredibly interesting look at the food industry, how we buy food and choose what we eat, and other options we have for getting our food. The book is great because it’s written by viewing four meals in which the food was gathered in very different ways. My favorite part of the book is definitely the discussion of Polyface Farm, a very different type of farm.
And lastly, because of Food, Inc and Omnivore’s Dilemma, Dan and I decided to switch the way we buy meat. We joined a meat CSA at Lilac Hedge Farm, a local place run by two young farmers that do pasture centered beef, lamb, pork and chicken. More on that another time.
Have a great week!