Jun. 28th, 2011

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The books Pinky ordered for me came in this week! They are "How to Brew at Home" and "The Homebrewer's Garden" .  I am not sure if I still have time to put plants in the ground this year but if not this year then next. I should be able to get some winter wheat and the like in the ground if nothing else. Crafting a food from beginning to end is something I have always wanted to try.

Today on Four Weddings I saw a woman who refused to eat lobster bisque because they had left the front half of the lobster in the soup. That in and of itself is not such a big deal but this poor woman was scared and horrified by the display. There was also a whole suckling pig as part of the buffet. Between the two she complained her appetite was ruined by such a vulgar display. She said "I can't eat anything with a face" If she had been a PETA person it wouldn't have been a blip on my radar screen but there she was scarfing down prime rib at the next event. 
 It disturbs me we are so removed from our food sources that this woman was disgusted (and her disgust was supported by her friends) by the sight of her food in it's original form. Chicken can't look like chicken, fish can't have eyes or a head, even our fruit must be perfect or we take a pass on it. Many kids can't make the connection between the food they eat and the sources it comes from.

 One of my goals is to follow a meal from beginning to end. From the growing of the food, the slaughtering of the meat (which scares the heck out of me but that won't stop me) to the curing, prepping etc etc. I need to know.

 It should be interesting. :) 


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