Happy Earth Day!
Last night we hopped on our bikes and pedaled over to Stellina Pasta for dinner. Sadly, they only had one vegetarian entrée. When we eat out, we like to order two different things and split them. With only one option, we decided to just order one entrée and follow up with more food at home. I must say, the dish was delicious: “Whole wheat walnut Tagliatelle with oyster mushrooms, asparagus and fresh mozzarella in oil butter garlic sauce.” Mmmmm. This made the trip well worth it!
With plenty of room for dessert, we ordered the “chocolate peanut butter bomb.” Eh, rather disappointing. It was not bad, but certainly not spectacular. I left wishing we ended the meal after the entrée. Oh well, live and learn.
I puttered around the apartment for a bit when we got home, then plopped on the couch with my book. I completely forgot about Food, Inc. until Matthew asked, “When is that thing on?” Oh, oops! I fired up the t.v. and ended up catching all but the first few minutes. I’m glad I watched it, although I have to admit I was wishing for commercials. I wanted those breaks to get up and move around and do stuff, but I didn’t want to miss anything. In the end, I remained in my seat for the entire 90 minutes, with one quick dash for water and lip balm.
Like Fresh, I found many parts of Food, Inc. difficult to watch, but that’s part of the point. This is what’s going on in our food system, this is the food we put into our bodies, that’s how millions of cows and cute, fluffy chicks are treated, not to mention the workers in the meat processing plants. I love the contrast with Joel Salatin’s Polyface farm.
Did you watch Food, Inc. last night (or at some other point)? What did you think?
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