Saturday, August 18, 2007

eating death

Good comments on the previous post.

To Waldo Oiseau: I just so happen to be reading The Omnivore's Dillemma right now, and it's fantastic, inspirational, life-changing. (Pete and Evan: I think you'd both enjoy this book immensely.)

To my buddy John: I still have a pair. I bought and ate a T-bone today, and I loved every last bite of it. I also bought a buffalo ribeye and three pounds of cow liver, which are sitting in my newly purchased freezer, waiting to be eaten some day in the near future.

Allie and I went to the City Market today. We've been before, of course. But we both left this time with our arms weighted down with bags of delicious stuff and a conviction to make it a regular thing.

It was hot today, not as hot as its been, but hot none the less, yet the place was still packed, which is a mixed blessing: people watching good; people navigating bad.

We bought:

A yellow watermellon
Four red tomatoes
Red and green okra
Three star-shaped zucchini
A pound of homemade pasta
A buffalo ribeye
A T-bone from a grass-fed cow
Three pounds of grass-fed cow liver
A dozen ears of sweet corn
A peck of peaches
Several pounds of nuts
Two bottles of French wine
A big bottle of olive oil from the "the Holy Land"

Over the course of the last month I've undertaken a dramatic dietary shift. For the most part, I'm noly eating whole foods -- unprocessed grains, nuts, lot and lots of veggies from the garden, locally and humanly grown meat, wild fish. Gone are caffeine, refined sugars, factory farm meats.

I can totally feel the difference.

I'll write more later. Right now I feel a little too sleepy and satisfied from a meal of steak and sweet corn and beans from my garden.


MAWG said...

You're the second person to recommend Omnivore's to me in the last month. It is on my wish list at Amazon, and I'll probably order it today. I'm falling so far behind on my reading.

So many books, gardens, music, house projects... so little time...

Pete said...

Marilyn and I need to turn over some of her brother Joe's beef to you. After he's raised a couple, one goes off to the butcher's and we go in on part of it with other relatives. It's raised on grain and grass, lives in a meadow, and as we used to tease Leena, is one of the family's pets that we eat. Really good stuff and definitely not raised in a feed lot. We've also been trying to do greener local eating, but it's not cheap.