Grist – annoyingly, in my opinion* – told us all that we’re not doing enough to change the food system. New Yorkers, while susceptible to the same prejudices, can at least excoriate rude, self-entitled skanks in much more colorful language than the rest of us. The Chinese approach food safety scandals a little bit differently than we do. On the occasion of his Bangkok restaurant’s long-awaited opening, The Atlantic‘s Jarrett Wrisley exhales and looks ahead:
my triumphant moment was a frown and a deep breath, a contemplative ride home, and a personal promise to do it better the next day, and every one after that.
* – Annoyingly, because fifteen years ago most of us were eating out of 9×13 casserole dishes and chugging cans of Cream of Whateverthehell Soup. Today, the average farmers market shopper is spending only $20 per visit – so what? I wish it were more too, but we’re starting from scratch here. The people…they’re at the markets! Which have more than tripled since 1994! Relax. Seriously, it’s like that great Louis C.K. segment on Conan…give it a second!