Hate to interrupt the burger stream, but I read a letter today that I felt was important to get out there. It’s discusses the strengths and faults of the Foie Gras debate, and more importantly, gives a balanced view on food-related issues in general that should reinforce to anyone the importance of getting educated on the issues and challenges our society faces, especially as it relates to food.
Beware my soapbox, but I believe the key part in all this is to GET EDUCATED. Don’t hear a story and feel like you have the facts. Don’t project your own personal values onto an issue and assume you know what’s going on. We’re all guilty of that to some extent. The best thing all of us can do is to continue to talk, study, and understand the challenges we face together, and the best way to address these problems.
Many of my thoughts have all been summed up in this letter by Chris Cosentino – a chef i have a up and down “relationship” with – never met the man, but how else to describe a person who is in the public consciousness.
I love his food and what he stands for. His blog, Offal Good, was one of the first things that drew me to reading content on the internet. Through a variety of food network exposures, I found him less likable – whether through bad tv editing, or just statements that were less than flattering. Well, i’ve come full circle again. He gets it. And I hope that someday everyone will. Because like it or not, food is something we consume everyday – and there are issues that need addressing before it consumes us.
Sorry to talk at you…but this is something I really believe in, and stands at the core of my personal food beliefs. It was something i needed to say. I would love to hear what other people think about his letter, because while I connect with his view point, it doesn’t mean im not open to hearing a different point of view.
Hope you have a great day.