But there’s a different kind of eating:
Eating not just for sociability, or celebration, or taste — god forbid that is your only reason! — but as a political act.
This may mean chowing down on the whole animal, eating “snout to tail,” as some happy carnivores suggest.
Or preserving your summer bounty to last you — in your freezer, or your basement, or your root cellar — the rest of the year.
Or maybe a personal drive to become a locavore: to eat vegetables and meats and grains that aren’t just organic, or fresh, or tasty, but local: tomatoes from your backyard, apples gleaned from the tree down the street, lamb from a nearby zip code.
We’re taking Thanksgiving off, but we thought we’d leave you with a holiday smorgasbord made up of some of our favorite moments from three recent shows that explored the intersection of food and politics. We’ll be back with a new hour, live and fresh, on Monday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!
- Harriet Fasenfest: Owner and instructor at Preserve
- LeAnn Locher: Author of the blog Lelo in NoPo as well as Just Out‘s Sassy Gardener column
- Gabriel Rucker: Chef of Le Pigeon
- Cory Carman: Co-owner of Carman Ranch
- Harry MacCormack: Co-founder of Oregon Tilth and member of Ten Rivers Food Web
- Larry Lev: Agricultural economist at the Oregon State University Extension Service