Lately, I’ve been noticing that the world is divided into largely 2 sets of people – the kind who live to eat & the kind who eat to live ! I know it doesn’t come as a shocking surprise nor is it a hindsight to many, but the reason I’m starting to see the world in this black & white manner is attributed by the many people whom I come across who love to hog & then the random share on the internet by some guy who claims how unhealthily, unsustainably (or cruelly) the meat that we eat is being produced !
The internet is full of such videos – “did you know your hotdogs were made like this? Did you know the chicken was hypnotised into laying the egg? What goes into fishing?” duh ! I mean, it’s good not to support cruelty if that’s what is involved in dishing up a delicacy, but on most occasions, your average joe isn’t supporting the most vile practices of animal slaughter by being a non-vegetarian !
If you think why I’ve sort of blatantly assumed all those who eat to be in the “non-vegetarian” category, the reasoning is simple, vegetarians mostly have little choice; I know at least a dozen of my friends who would disagree; but desserts aren’t considered vegetarian 😛 !! I believe the Indian cuisine probably has more choices of vegetarian dishes, but hey, if you take the world cuisine average, the choices are still limited relatively !
Anyhow, the point is, increasingly it seems like a battle fought on several different levels by foodies & the food activists ! I see more & more faint-hearted souls falling prey and turning to eating foliage ! I think even with so much of food tourism, online cookery shows & the likes, we aren’t converting any non-foodies into foodies. Its just the foodies turning into insanefoodies 😛
But a word of caution to you guys – use your judgement before one of those internet videos brainwash you into a monk. There is nothing the new age technology isn’t capable of & the internet is probably its best apprentice !
\m/ Hog Away \m/