Saturday, September 20, 2008
Welcome to a new type of foodie-blog. Don't let the name fool you--I might mention food and politics in the way farm policies affect our economic and political systems now and then, but I think gastro-politics is about so much more. Every time a menu is planned and the White House Press Secretary feels the need to report its contents to the media, or communities that battle to the blood over religious differences favor the same regional dishes, or candidates are put on special diets to make their immortal bids on the campaign trail, or every time I hear that the majority of cooks in this country are women, but the majority of chefs are men, I think of gastro-politics. And I think you should too.