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Food, glorious food

Saw the movie ‘Food Inc’ tonight. I’ve wanted to see it for weeks but when such features as Robin Hood and Prince of Persia come online, a documentary about where food comes from pales into insignificance. But finally we went. It was good. Challenging and interesting, but not manipulative like a Micheal Moore documentary.

I’ve always been into this stuff. Cooking from scratch, not eating procesed, eating vegetables that aren’t totally uniform, knowing where my meat comes from and how it’s been killed. But I want to try more. Going to a butcher who carves the meat in front of me, buying from small business, finding a good farmer’s market, eating less meat, salt and sugar, buying food that’s made in South Africa. I just discovered that my Pick ‘n Pay brand chickpeas are from Italy. Surely I can buy chickpeas that haven’t travelled thousands of kilometres to Brixton Mall? It’s just weird.

Stephen’s getting into it too. He has even suggested meatless Monday, which I plan to turn into meaty Monday, the only day in the week that we eat meat. I’m not sure how successful that will be. And we’re going to plant potatoes. He’s irish after all.


7 comments on “Food, glorious food

  1. Bec
    May 30, 2010

    YAY… sounds good! We’ve been trying to find farmers markets and went last weekend and bought some nice free range organic meats and some lovely home made pasta that’s flavored with yummy things like beetroot or garlic and chives…So good they should be eaten with very little else.
    Also… we’ve that when we’re older and have kids that are old enough going on a holiday staying at a number of farms and learning about where our food comes from… the good and the bad of it.

  2. Kris
    June 1, 2010

    I really want to watch Food, Inc. as well. Not sure Jeff will really want to watch it though as it will significantly change the way we eat. I already cook with way less red meat. Don’t think my South African man will ever go vegetarian like his clever wife. 🙂

  3. fionalynne
    June 2, 2010

    I love that we are both planning a once-a-week meat night 🙂
    Do you have good veggie recipes? We could do a recipe swap! Ellie’s told me how good you are sooo…

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