Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
2. Are these stories for real? The New York Post's article about "New York hillbillies"
in New York is like asking cranky Uncle Bob what he thinks of the urban
homesteading movement. It's packed with great one-liners like "I'm sort
of entertained by people who decide to live in the biggest metropolitan
city in the US, only to pretend like they're living on some farm in
Minnesota." And my old paper, the Seattle Weekly,
uh, profiles an underground restaurateur who kills bulls with brass
knuckles and processes locally grown coca leaves into his own drugs.
3. Is the government for real? Minnesota becomes the third state to introduce a bill making it illegal for activists to surreptitiously film factory farms. This movement is getting creepy. Is the copycat legislation a grassroots movement or is it centrally organized, like the attack on collective bargaining rights?