Today it’s braised weeds. More specifucally Garlic-Braised Dandelion Greens with Pancetta.
I said I was going to bring only foods that I loved for a while and that’s what I am doing. Because I love food and I love eating. It’s an important social aspect in my life, and the food I choose to put in my mouth 3 times a day 7 days a week says a lot about me and my outlook. So I peck away at this keyboard trying to put into words the connections I see between life and the foods we eat. I enjoy sharing the foods that define my attitudes.
But food is not strictly entertainment you know. Our bodies require food in order to thrive. So I feel a responsibility towards you and the foods I present here. After all we are talking about the health and vitality that allows us enjoy life to the fullest.
So I am here today to cajole you with every mother’s mantra: EAT YOUR GREENS! Eating greens does not need to be a chore. Eating your greens is dandy. I don’t understand why people resist.
Fortunately “going green” seems to be catching on. I think America’s growing interest in the environment may finally make it cool to eat your greens too. And I am not talking about vegetarianism. Vegetarians choose to forego meat for all kinds of complicated reasons, not all of them are related to health issues. Because as I said the foods we choose to put into our bodies does help define us. It says something about us. That is why I am concentrating on some elemental foods that I love.