Sunday, February 3, 2008

Eat Local Campaign

I added some local food links. And you might read: Make Lunch Not War, Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemna, or In Defense of Food, or Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle. I'm starting my own local food campaign: eating from my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator. I just inherited the food supply of a friend moving abroad and am feeling rather overwhelmed (note packets of sports drinks, box of brown sugar that threatens to last the year, towers of tuna and tomato products, excess of spices). Might run low on fresh produce, but the freezer is full of frozen raspberries and miscellaneous vegetables, plus in the age of vitamins the importance of fresh food is vastly overrated, no? I've got four cans of whey protein powder, should be fine! Maybe I will even discover some new delights that wouldn't otherwise come to mind, such as quinoa with sundried tomatoes, frozen peppers and spinach, capers and some neglected canollini beans. This will be fun, and I will cut it short before I get scurvy. At least I don't really buy the idea that bisphenyl A is going to kill me - that is a lot of cans. Probably want to ration that tower of tuna, even though some would argue the methyl mercury health impact data, largely derived from a single Faroe Island study of whale meat, is bunk. In other news, I am impatiently resting this weekend on the bike; my field trip Friday included a 1hr hike in a driving wind and rain storm at 35 degrees - top notch recovery; and it was warm enough yesterday to actually give my bike the bath it deserves. Ok, I'm going pedaling.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

so glad you know omnivore's dilema and ms. kingsolver! my faves!
good job eating local. i should do that, too. but that would mean using the o.s. drink powder from my first year as a pro. maybe not a good idea?