March 17, 2013
NEWS YOU CAN USE: Let Them Eat Fat. “Listening to the doctors on cable TV, you might think that it’s better to cook up a batch of meth than to cook with butter. But eating basic, earthy, fatty foods isn’t just a supreme experience of the senses—it can actually be good for you. . . . Preventing obesity is a laudable goal, but it has become the rationale for indiscriminate fat hunters. It can shade into a kind of bullying.” Most PC crusades are just a way of providing socially acceptable outlets for the urge to bully.
On a related note, I highly recommend Nina Planck’s Real Food.
Also, be warned: You can take that “sensory-specific satiety” thing too far. . . .