“Right now in time is a moment when we’re all confused about how brilliant we are and how technologically advanced we are. And that is fighting with what once made our countries great, which is family, community, being together and something honestly as simple as putting a few ingredients together and sitting your family, or your friends or your girlfriend or your mother in law around that table and breaking bread. And if you think that’s not important, then shame on you.” ~ Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution
Ohmygosh! I’m so glad I ended up taping Food Revolution last night. I have to watch it again. There are moments which were so entirely uncomfortable
- lunch ladies protecting their turf and defending food-like products that had long, unpronounceable lists of ingredients
- 6 year olds unable to identify produce as simple and popular (I thought) as potatoes or tomatoes
- townspeople visibly (and vocally!) irritated and offended by Jamie’s presence and promise–and Jamie in tears as a result!
- kids willing to eat homemade chicken nuggets even after seeing that it was made from the gross bits (bone, connective tissue, guts and leftover meat bits pureed to death)
- and a family that included a three morbidly obese children (as young as four!) and a diet that relied on the home fryer and a freezer full of pizza and chicken nuggets.