Thursday, May 31, 2018

151/365/Food in 55/Everybody’s Got an Opinion

People are judged—even vilified—for things they will or won’t ingest. Vegans. Vegetarians. Meat eaters. Omnivores. Drinkers. Sober people. Smokers. Cleansers. Dieters.

Organic. Local. Sugar, processed food, or not. What did you just put in your mouth? Someone hates you for it. What do you refuse to eat? Someone hates you for that, too.


  1. This is kind of what was behind my Food Puritans post. And it would work equally for our May or June theme! (Given that I am reading this in June.)

  2. I just don't understand why people CARE so much about what other people eat/don't eat. Occasionally, one can make a moral argument. But still. And why they think everyone should be just like them, whatever that is, is beyond me.

  3. I think I am one of "them" Indigo... I guess because there is something horrific for me about the way humans treat/use animals (although I can be accused, rightfully, of all sorts of hypocrisy in this regard). I don't sit at a meal and proselytize (wow, I actually spelled that correctly on the first go). But I must admit, when I'm at a meal when pork is served I feel a particular pang. I think it's because I've read how intelligent they are and my imagination goes to all sorts of dark places about what they experienced.

    1. When I read about a pig who swam out in a lake to save a little boy it changed forever how I felt about pork and ham.

  4. I tell my daughter I hope she remembers when I ate everything, because I hate that I've become one of those people who has to turn down a large percentage of the foods she's offered. Receiving an invitation to someone's home for dinner has become an awkward experience.