Culturally I feel that we have a tendency to prepare meals around the meat we intend to serve. Take a look at fast food as an excellent example: fried chicken, cheeseburgers, meatball subs. It’s really all about a lump of animal; everything else is an extra, a side, or a garnish. Whether by conditioning or a natural, evolutionary predisposition to favour meat as a food source, I think this is probably a difficult thing to change. For meat to become supplementary instead of central we probably have to make some subtle but meaningful changes to the way we think about our food.
via Meat — The Northwind

I never understood the American desire to eat volumous amounts of meat. I think this is mostly a cultural thing. I grew up on several small Caribbean islands. Grazing land is scarce; islands are small. We eat mostly fish and chicken. More fish than chicken. The meat was always considered a side. Not the main dish. I think it’s that way in most cultures.

My wife is vegetarian. A real vegetarian, not the bullshit that some call themselves while eating fish and chicken. If you are eating something that has a nervous system you are NOT a vegetarian.

So I guess the combination of her eating habits and my upbringing leads us to put less focus on meat and more on the vegetables on the plate.

NOTE: I do like a good steak.

Liked this post? Follow this blog to get more. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Feel free to comment on this story directly above, but you can also go to copies posted to social media on the left, and reply to or comment on them there. Your responses via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ will appear below.

To respond on your own website, enter the URL of your response which should contain a link to this post's permalink URL. Your response will then appear (possibly after moderation) on this page. Want to update or remove your response? Update or delete your post and re-enter your post's URL again. (Learn More)