Food on Friday
Happy Friday to you! Yesterday, I went to Borders and purchased Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Several of the blogs I read constantly refer to Sally, so I wanted to see for myself what she has to say. I ended up getting this book for just under $6, because I used a 25% off Borders coupon, and $15 in BordersBucks that I received from e-rewards.com. Yay! It was priced at $27, which is pretty high, considering it’s around $18 at amazon, but I still got it for a good deal. I will be sharing my thoughts on this book as I read it.
I visit Apple.com/trailers about once a week to see if there are any good new movies coming out. Even though I only go to the theater once or twice a year, I like to see what movies are in the works. This week I watched a trailer called Food, Inc.. Here is the synopsis, taken from the movie’s website:
How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
This movie seems to go right along with some of the books I’ve been reading – The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Even though I doubt I will see this movie at the theater, it is one I can’t wait to see. I suggest you view the trailer, just to get a little taste about this topic.
Here are some of the food links I came across this week that I wanted to share:
Peanut Butter Smoothies and Baked Oatmeal at KeeperOfTheHome.org
Cooking Healthy Food with Young Children at TheNourishingGourmet.com
Celebrate Spring with Two Seasonal Tarts at SimpleMom.net
Homemade Coconut Milk at TheNourishingGourmet.com