I love my meat

Isn't it ironic that after I write about the perils and pleasures of eating irresponsibly, not one, but two, articles appear in my inbox about food?

The first is an article from Salon about why you should eat fat. In an interview with the author of the newly realeased Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, With Recipes (I especially like the last two words), I found out that recent studies indicate that there may not be a direct link between obesity and heart attacks. It looks like my idea of the quality of your ingredients makes the difference - lamb fat and spinach chappati is fine (recipe here, scroll down almost to the end), vegetable fats are not so healthy after all (see, trans fat).

Exactly the kind of thing I would have loved to include in my article.

The second article was one about how being vegetarian shrinks brains. (It also mentions that being obese has the same negative effect, but they've only seen it demonstrated on women - fingers crossed on that one for guys, then!)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a dinner at Prime tonight...

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posted on Sunday, September 28, 2008 - permalink
Do tell more. Make dining more appropriate and sensible. Save us all from unnecessary cravings.
... and tell us how the "being vegetarian shrinks brains" theory ties in with someone you know who lives in oxford who hasn't eaten meat since she was tiny-weeny and did OK in her exams, i think. (and if you call her an abberation, i'll tell her you said so!)
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