April 13, 2011

Dear Wendy's...

What are "naturally cut" fries? Are they sliced with organic knives or something?

UPDATE: Well, thanks to Melanie Warner's indispensable "Food Fight" blog, we know now that "natural cut" pretty much means the skins are on. But not too much else is "natural" about these fries.

April 8, 2011

Doing It Right in the Slaughterhouse

I have noticed that a number of local farms from which I get meat use the same processor, Cunningham Meats in Indiana, Pa. One could only hope that Cunningham is anything like Larry's Custom Meats in New York.

This is just an excellent video. More than worth 10 minutes of your time.

CADE (Part 2): The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shares His Processing Floor from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

April 1, 2011


Back to the political. Mark Bittman talks, very eloquently IMO, about priorities and budget cuts.

I might also add that those who are the most vocal about the need to cut spending and singling out food stamp programs and the like as the means of doing it (while voting against closing tax loopholes for corporations) also allege to be "pro-life."