Sunday, August 06, 2006

Pressure Cooker Earth

As if in conjunction with the planet heating up, this past month has seen an explosion of violence in the middle east (on top of the
on-going pressure cooker of death and destruction that is the mess we have in Iraq and Afghanistan).

Today i'd like everyone to stop what they're doing for one solid minute, to take a deep breath and to imagine what it would be like if we could replace all the guns and bullets in the world with organic veggies and grains!

Instead of missles fllying over head and bombs dropping from the sky, just replace all of that in your mind with giant care baskets full of good will and yummy, healthy things for people to eat! Peace instead of war, love replacing hate, solutions over issues, and celebrations of life rather than funerals and never-ending martyrdom.

May seem like a funny idea to imagine soldiers charging across the front line with large, organic cucumbers and squash instead of assault rifles, but maybe if we all begin to visualize this, we could begin to see the true definition of surrealism in what's presented to us as news every day. Because honestly, what's more surrealistic- soldiers dancing a tango with organic veggies while wearing hemp undees, or women and children being caught in the crossfire of an industry that makes its living on war?

Just like in our show, we love to trace the roots of where our
ingredients come from- harvested with love, brought directly to the world's finest kitchens, and prepared with artistry and care.

So perhaps it's time that we begin to ask some tough questions about where all of these bullets are coming from? And maybe, just maybe we could begin to shift the focus away from these millenia old disagreements between tribal peoples, to who is truly profiting from all of this violence?

Food for thought - ripe organic tomatoes instead of hand grenades - quietly, one step at a time, bringing the laughter of small children
back to the streets and parks, peace between all and compassion driven programs that spend tax dollars on improving life, rather than finding more efficient ways of snuffing it out.

As always, we love to hear your thoughts and share your opinions.

The Hippy Gourmet

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