A crash course in changing the world.
My hope is that by March 10, 2020 there will have been a successful food revolution by Jamie Oliver (See his platform: http://www.jamieoliver.com/jfr-beta/pdf/Jamie-Oliver_Platform-for-c... ) and that more people have been taught how to cook. I was lucky enough to have been instructed in the basics, enough t o go on and teach myself via cookbooks, but he's uncovered some basic ignorance in America about how to prepare your own meals. The shocker from TED was his videotape of children who didnt' know the difference between a tomato and a potato. They could not identify vegetables!
So the meal I hope to have is organic, pan-Asian, with lovely wine and lovely water to drink. A special occasion in that it's prepared by someone else and not me. I'm hoping by this time I'll have mastered my carb lust and the govt will have changed its subsidies enough that everyone can have access to greens and fruits and olive oil and canola oil.
I worry that by this time there won't be any salmon, lobster, crab or other sought after seafood because of overfishing. I worry that instead of merely gaining eggs from my urban chickens, I'll have to actually raise meat poultry if I want to trust the quality of the meat. But what I imagine for this day, this meal, is a kind of culinary sanity to have prevailed and that aura of thanksgiving for healthy, nurturing food permeates the wh*** of the United States. I can live without corndogs and dingdongs. May the water from the tap run clean!