Sunday, April 17, 2016

Food Trends

Farm to table, if you haven't been someplace that touts that as their restaurant mantra...
Well, you probably need to get out more.

I can't nail down when the trend started or boomed, exactly.
It was bandied about as far back as my time in Seattle...
So fifteen years it has been a catchphrase, maybe?
Still going strong, hell chain restaurants toss it on menus these days.

A friend who now teaches culinary pointed out a great read on the subject (from Tampa but applicable everywhere).

This is a story we are all being fed. A story about overalls, rich soil and John Deere tractors scattering broods of busy chickens. A story about healthy animals living happy lives, heirloom tomatoes hanging heavy and earnest artisans rolling wheels of cheese into aging caves nearby.

More often than not, those things are fairy tales...

Here is a link to the full article.

A longish read, but if you care about what goes in your pie hole probably worth it...
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