Saturday, June 28, 2008

One more ...

I'm currently reading Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Very interesting book, about agricultural practices in the US. He follows the "natural history of four meals", from a fast-food meal to a sustainably produced organic meal, and calculates the energy consumed to produce each of them. Am learning a lot ...

Corn seems to be in *everything* we eat. Not only that, I checked the composition of my cats' food today (Science Diet formula, which I thought was a good one). Corn. Lots of corn. Shadow was looking at me then, with his eyes half-closed, trusting that what I feed him is ok. I don't know what it's doing to him though!!

I'm now on the lookout for a cat food formula that's more natural.

Guilt also propelled me to get up early and head out to the farmer's market to buy local, sustainably grown, seasonal organic veggies and fruits. Me being not a morning person at all, this was a big achievement. Resolution is to do this every weekend. Let's see ...

5 comments:

Srividya said...

Hi,

Nice to see your Blog! His writing is good. Read his new book In defense of fodd - eaters manifesto if you get a chance.

Maya said...

Hi Bin,

What is wrong with corn?

Good you went to farmer's market for veggies. What do you do for veggies otherwise?

bindu said...

Hi Vidya, yes - that's next on the list. You're back from India! Will call you soon.

kitchensurfing said...

Hey Bindu!

Good luck with the blog! Already have interesting posts!
Yup, I'm reading the O's Dilemma too. Although, had to skip the first section...found it too cumbersome....will go back to it sometime.
I think eating local rather than organic is the way to go.

Girija.

PS: I started a blog too...when I was totally into cooking. The blog has cooled off a bit, but I still have a whole bunch of drafts to post, so lets see!

Raaga said...

hahaha... my entry is so in line with this blog post...


I am glad you love the blog... I need the inspiration to keep it going.