OK, if it’s not one food, it’s another. This week health reports attacked red meat and all its cousins in the deli case. I’m beginning to believe that whatever your favorite food is, no matter how local it is nor how humanely it is cared for, we are doomed.
I have to admit, a big juicy steak gives me quivers. That’s a positive. I have always been a steak and baked potato gal . Now, it’s been a while since the whole meat industry has been villainized. I bet the folks at Capital Grille didn’t see a drop in customers from this latest negative piece of news. From the economy maybe, but not from the red meat lovers.
What are we supposed to do with all these news reports? If we follow them, there’s nothing left but the raw food diet. Unappealing.
Chicken has had its negative encounters. Fish scores plenty of bad headlines, and so does every other substantial protein. Now in the midst of the biggest economic downturn in our lifetimes, when burgers are big, juicy substitutes for steak, we get a big chest pain. Fear shouts: Don’t take out the steak knife or turn up the grill. It’s bad, dangerous, life-threatening.
What are we to do? How many vegetable dishes can we enjoy? How many health reports can we swallow?
OK, compromise. Meat, but not nightly. Less on the charred side, but not avoided altogether. Slice it thin.
Eat slowly. It has to last longer.