Thursday, June 17, 2004

shut up, "a bit" is relative

If you were dazed when Freud slammed into Marx the other day, let me reiterate: the alienation of food consumption from its production is logically and ethically impossible. This is not an abstraction. Which is why, if you can get to Watsonville on July 3, You should attend the benefit for Rogelio Barrajas Aguilar, a Michoacano employee of Mariquita Farms, who was recently injured by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, A Day Without Mexicans was not a very good movie, but the point was something you need to think about, if you eat food.

There were a number of important farm/food links in the last issue of the Snail, which they are going to put online eventually, but here's a start:

And another book: the new edition of Ed Behr's Artful Eater, in paperback or signed hardcover.

On a lighter note, or a stupider one, in keeping with the bizarre conjucture of Reagan reprises, the USDA has declared that batter-coated french fries are a fresh vegetable. Throw a little ketchup on it and you've got a complete meal.

Alternatively, you could make "mole" salami, like Mario Batali's dad [via Sauté Wed.].


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