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September 30, 2008

Meet Sally Fallon

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Organic lefties ... Burkean righties ... Eat-local hippies ... ... Leave-me-alone anarchists ... Big-government-hating Ron Paul libertarians ... The raw milk wars ... The New Urbanism ... The rediscovery of "good fats" ... Speculations about secession ...

It all kind of comes together, doesn't it? It does in my mind anyway.

Enjoy a visit with one of the hotspots in all this -- the Weston A. Price Foundation's director Sally Fallon -- and learn something about the whole Weston A. Price thing.

Weston A. Price seems to be emerging as some kind of significant culture-figure. A quack? Could well be. But also someone whose ideas resonate in the present moment -- much as, say, Buckminster Fuller and Marshall McLuhan's ideas resonated in their time. In any case, interesting developments, all of them ...

Bonus point:

Time to quaff a mug of bone broth.

Best,

Michael

UDPATES:

* Dave Lull points out a Salon interview with Jennifer McLagan, the author of the new book "Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, With Recipes." Jennifer McLagan tells the Carb Wars Blog:

It took a long time for publishers to talk to me ... The opening chapter is all about the importance of animal fat in our diet and why in the last 30 years we have been (wrongly) convinced to cut it out....It gives us energy. It boosts the immune system and some fats have antimicrobial properties. Others can lower bad cholesterol. There are vitamins that are only fat-soluble. Your brain is mainly made of fat and cholesterol, as are the membranes of your cells. It helps you digest protein, which is why you should eat chicken with crispy skin or well-marbled steak.

Here's another visit with her. Here's Jennifer McLagan's own blog.

* Orthodox Agrarian weaves together some musings about philosopher Roger Scruton and a lot of enthusiasm for the art of John Constable. He also wonders why his parents think of him and his Crunchy-Con wife -- conservatives both -- as hippies.


posted by Michael at September 30, 2008




Comments

What is interesting about that QuackWatch is that it actually says very little about Weston A Price, other than that he "performed poorly designed studies" without ever saying what those poor designs were.

BTW, I belong to the Weston A Price Foundation and think that they are one of the best things around. Great people, great information.

Posted by: Usually Lurking on September 30, 2008 4:05 PM



I'll go to my death eating out in Italian restaurants. They'll find me slumped over a plate of fettucine alfredo with my cold, dead fingers grasping a bottle of Brunello di Montelcino.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on September 30, 2008 5:43 PM



grasping a bottle of Brunello di Montelcino

I will never forget a feast in an uncrowded country inn in the land of Montelcino one spring evening at a time the dollar was high and my ex wife and I were still in love. Eight or nine courses, all chef's choice and his delight with so appreciative an audience, with much Brunello. I do not think it started as a nine course meal. How food and wine could be so intrinsically rooted to that place will forever remain a mystery and a delight to me.

Posted by: dougjnn on October 1, 2008 1:04 AM






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