Seems like most of my regular readers don’t eat red meat (and presumably pork). That’s one of the black people things that I’ll never get. I respect people who eat what they feel is right for them — my sis is a vegetarian and my dad doesn’t eat red meat or pork — but I’m a full-on omnivore. You saw what I’ve eaten out of the Omnivore’s 100.
What is it about black folk and not eating red meat or swine? It’s not just religious — and I realize there are health benefits to cutting back meat consumption (as well as environmental benefits). Chicken has it’s problems, too. And too much fish exposes you to mercury. Too much of anything is bad.
As for yours truly, I love salad and veggies. I enjoy a good meatless meal. One of my fave quick dishes is white beans, diced tomatoes, onions, and garlic simmered in some chicken stock or water. I’m a big believer in variety, and I don’t eat meat every day. But it’s so good! Kobe beef! Sooooooo good! Why are you people denying yourselves of so many yummy possibilities??
As a side note: I’m terrified of reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, though I hear it’s well done, and I’ve heard the author talk about food in an interesting way. It’s easy to ignore the moral issues of caged chickens and stuffing cows with government subsidized corn, when you’re starving. (I did vote Yes on 2.)
(BTW, does this red meat ban extend to goat? Because I’m going home to some slow-cooker curry goat. Mmm!)