|Macro shot of chickenfoot and Japanese blade. ©Kevin Reeve|
Monday, October 8, 2012
Macro: Kevin Reeve
To kick off the quarter, I thought it would be great to shake things up. I have been thinking recently about the ever-increasing disconnect we Americans have with our food. We often shudder to think about where the meat on our plates actually comes from. In many societies feet, organs, and other “undesirable” cuts are the norm, it is simply too expensive to eat Western-style cuts of meat, yet these peasant foods often form the spirit of the larger culinary culture.
It is important to remember that a strong agrarian ethos was one of the key factors in building America. As a nation, we have largely turned our backs on local, small-scale farmers. Next time you’re faced with the decision of purchasing sustenance, have a quick think about what you’re leaving in the wake of your shopping cart, and what’s actually for dinner.
That, and it's just a really super-creepy shot...