Monday, July 21, 2008

Cutting Back On Beef

If you saw Mark Bittman's talk on TED (see my previous post), you are probably ready to think about cutting back on meat (cow and pig) and focusing on chicken and fish. I certainly am. Not because I watched the video, but because Carolyn watched the video and our menu options have since changed . . .

So, how to cut back? Mark Bittman has suggestions here.

p.s. if you didn't watch Bittman's video, give it a try and you will learn some amazing facts. For example, how many cows would you guess we slaughter in the U.S. each year?

a. over a 100 million.
b. over a 200 million.
c. over a 700 million.
d. all of the above.

If you guessed "a," you're way off. If you guessed "b," you're still too low. The answer is "d." Yes, over one billions cows a year. And the environmental impact is devastating. Too bad, because I really like beef.

Lastly, if you have read this far, you deserve a bonus: Chef Mary's video: Rabbit With Mustard.

Believe me, you do not want to miss this video. Nor Chef Mary's numerous other videos. Bon Appétit!


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