In the last 50 years the food system, like most other industries, has leaped, bounded and thrusted itself into the future. Fertilizers, insecticides, mega-farming and genetic modification have created a miasma both literally, in the fields and waterways of our country, but also figuratively, in the minds of people worldwide.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
It actually doesn't look all that bad. Although it suggests way too much water, a fine way to tax the kidneys in the long term. But I like the attempt at dethroning the miserable food pyramid. Sadly the diet seems to be a ruse to get rich folks in Boca to go through an expensive diagnostics regimen with the joyful inventor of the the diet scheme, Dr. Robert D. Willix Jr..
My suggestions? A bit more complicated, but some ballpark information can be found here, here, and here.
Friday, December 19, 2008
We drove down the long road adjacent to rolling pasture and a rickety looking fence on a cold saturday morning just before thanksgiving. The Brook Farm Project is a farm which sits directly under the imposing and vast cliffs of the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY. We decided to visit the farm with the hopes that they might be able to supply some of the food for our wedding. The farm actually sits on the Mohonk property, and is used by lease. Using their food would epitomize the local food movement we are trying to support and sustain.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
So many changes. But I love change, so all is well. Karina and I are getting married next year. I always thought planning a wedding would be fun, I didn't know it would be this fucking fun!
I have been working on the food. We are getting married at the Mohonk Mountain House, a colossal frankenstein of a hotel that sits in what must have been an edenic hideaway for the Mohicans 400 years ago. The house abuts a long lake, surrounded by rocky cliffs. The cliffs themselves are a maze of tunnels, caves, rockfalls, and dwarf pitch pines that have clung to these cliffs far longer then human memory.