Friday, January 8, 2010

Meet My Meat

Last week, my husband and I watched Food Inc., which was informative and eye-opening, and a little bit hard to watch. Apparently I've decided that I never want to eat again, because I'm also reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I won't go into all the info I've gleaned about chicken farming practices in the past few weeks, since I'm assuming that anyone reading a food blog does plan on eating again in his or her lifetime. Suffice it to say that today I bought a $30 chicken. It was from Soul Food Farm. It was humanely raised. And it was delicious. I made Hainanese Chicken Rice, and even though I botched the cooking time and had to throw the halfway-carved chicken back into the broth pot to cook some more, it was still juicy, moist, and flavorful when I served it. I would totally eat chicken half as often in order to have something that tastes three times as good. Now I'm dreaming about getting my hands on some of their famous eggs.


  1. Heidi and I watched Food Inc a couple months ago, thus beginning what she has deemed our "food journey". We dabbled in vegetarianism for about a month, but are now eating mostly veg and being more conscious of where our meat comes from when we do eat it. We are taking a stance against "meat substitutes" (processed soy products masquerading as "chicken"). So far, so good!

  2. Have you guys ever visited 101 cookbooks? It's a great source for tasty vegetarian recipes.

  3. ooh beautiful. have you looked into other meat practices or just chicken?


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