Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Getting With The Program(me)

Have you ever heard the best way to cook a frog? Personally, while I know one should 'never say never', I am never going to eat a frog... but the analogy is good.

Basically you place a frog in a pot with frog temperature water. Place the pot on the stove, fire it up & wait it out. The frog (or lobster, I suppose) just sort of hangs out in the pot [yes... I'm taking a little in the way of artistic license, having never actually cooked a frog] until (!!) presto-chango: dinner is served!
The frog doesn't realize that it's being boiled because the change is so gradual. BUT! Were a person (or an Indiana Jones-type frog) to 'flick the pot', the frog would recognize the hot water he was in for what it was and attempt to escape.

Jamie Oliver has come to (ahem) 'flick America's pot'....

Eating better is not all about getting off the obesity train, either. I've been thinking recently about consumer habits - mostly mine. I'd like to get away from eating food with wrappers and lean more towards a 'green kitchen'. My friend Nava is taking strides to go green, and I'd like to try, too. I think that those things that are good for the earth might just be good for the body, too.
I'm not saying you should watch the Jamie Oliver show - even though I'm totally going to try - but I think that he may have some good ideas on how to be healthy and how to eat the foods that nature provides!
Jamie Oliver head's up courtesy Gwennyth Paltrow at GOOP and Joanna Goddard at A Cup of Jo.


Sholeh said...

I love Jamie Oliver's new show. It is really good. I hate reality television, but this is different.

j'taimee said...

I just watched the first three episodes - and I'm with you, Sholeh. I was really nervous that it would go the route of sensationalism... but I don't think it will.
I think it's brilliant and thought-provoking, actually.

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