Happy long weekend!
Two really great things I want to share with you today. You know the quote "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? Who knew Charles Dickens was foreshadowing to today. Yes... TODAY!
Today is the day where bee colonies across the globe are being wiped out, thousands of fish are mysteriously landing belly up along shorelines, in the lab they are "culturing" meat, also referred to as "Shmeat" (fake meat), and people are deciding the cronut burger is a good idea.
On the other side of things, there is a greater demand for organics, farmer's markets are jam-packed and selling out, CSA's continuing to grow and more of us are waking up to the realities of how we feed and nourish ourselves affects our health and the health of our families.
And so today, I share with you two honours that were recently bestowed upon me.
"Hey now, and how are you doing?" is what I had to say about the honour of being named a "Canadian Food Hero" by the lovely Dana and Joel over at Wellpreserved.ca (have you spent hours on their site yet, have you???) I had the pleasure of meeting Dana and Joel during my Virtual Book Tour and quite took to them- apparently the feeling is mutual! Find out just why they've named me on of their "Canadian Food Heroes".
And maybe this was part of the reason. When all this Cronut Burger business started, I was extremely skeptical- and frankly, grossed out all the way to BarfTown and back. Nothing seems more unappealing than conventional beef and dairy between a frankenpastry, and topped with maple bacon jam (eeew, why?) served up to thousands at the CNE. So when news hit that an outbreak of puking had occurred at the hands of the evil Cronut Burger, and that over 200 people were sick- I was not surprised, and decided to voice this in a letter to the Toronto Star. The part they graciously cut out was the fact that several of these people who got sick from the cronut went to the hospital- where the average cost of a visit is $7,000- and here in Canada, that bill is covered by tax-payers- aka- you and me.