“It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”
- Michael Pollan, Food Rules
Perfect, then those french fries I had today don't count - no calories, huh?
If Kathie's french fries don't count, then the 3 Krystal cheeseburgers and french fries that I had on Saturday don't count either. LOL! Sorry for the snarky post, but I couldn't resist. I was just satisfying a craving. Sometimes you gotta have it.
Speaking as a physician, Pollan may have the best advice on food I've come across to date. Bittman too, although I think he freely acknowledges drawing on Pollan's work as well.
Here here. I would also like to add..."It's not food if it has to remember what it was supposed to be in the first place".
Tammy, no sane individual in the western hemisphere would deny you a Krystal cheeseburger in their right mind! I worked a boxing match for a week in Memphis, TN. Every night after wrap, we'd hit the Krystal drive-thru. Oh it's low-brow food indeed, but whenever I'm near a Krystal, the fam knows we'll be hitting it at least once!
That bowl of summer fruits/melons looks so wonderful. I really love the healthy options that come out of our farmer's markets and local grocers during this time of year.
If you can't readily identify it as animal, vegetable, or mineral, (and that includes anything IN it), you can't call it "food!" BTW, anyone whose reds are fitting a little snug this summer should DEVOUR everything on Gary Taubes' blog, and watch out for the hidden high-fructose corn syrup in tonic water; I was appalled! :)
Food eaten away from home doesn't count! Be that at it may be, however, it is said that you shouldn't take too much of an interest in how some foods are prepared(or fertilized). That would include some very old-fashioned American foods like sausage, grits and even pickles. And by all means, stay away from the Amish farmer's market. I am reduced to defining organic foods these days as something which contains no petroleum products.
Lucky for me, I am a vegetarian, though I DO love fresh seafood! Fried foods wreak havoc on me, but oh how I love those Burger King onion rings and McDonald's french fries! A rare treat, indeed, though I pay for it later. --Holly in PA
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