Thursday, May 15, 2008

How our food became bad

Fans of Fast Food Nation and the Omnivore's Dilemma will want to watch Mark Bittman at the Entertainment Gathering. Those who haven't read those books should watch the video and then go get the books. He provides a discussion of how our food became so bad for us.

I have Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, which will open your eyes to the range of vegetarian choices. It will also tell you how to properly cook a number of vegetable you have probably turned into a bland mush


Anonymous said...

I will have to watch the video--thanks for the link.

The greater problem is that I rather like all my veggies to be bland mush--I can't get myself to choke down green beans when they're still crisp and they taste too, well, beany. Not good, I know.

Tripp said...

Well then stay away! Actually, while I like most of the recipes I have tried in the book, a few have come in as under seasoned I think.

Anonymous said...

I will probably stay away. I just had some asparagus, boiled to mush, for supper. Yummy... (and I can't say that "underseasoned" is scoring this book any points either...)

Tripp said...

Yeah, I imagine that is true. To be fair I like to double most seasonings that I see, maybe my palate has been dulled by over-spicing.