Tuesday, June 4, 2013


"To brew beer, to make cheese to bake a loaf of bread, to braise a pork shoulder, is to be forcibly reminded that all these things are non just products, in fact are no even really 'things.' Most of what presents itself to us in the marketplace as a product is in truth a web of relationships between ourselves and all the other species on which we will depend. Eating and drinking especially implicate us in the natural world in ways that the industrial economy, with its long and illegible supply chains, would have us forget."

From Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

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