A Resolution Against Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I’m not overweight, and I like the few bad habits I have left. Instead, I prefer to look back at the past year and consider some of the things I’m thankful for:

• That meat grown in sheets in laboratories is no closer to arriving on grocery store shelves than it was last year.
• That dinner guests have mostly stopped arriving at our house with red velvet cupcakes when I ask them to bring dessert.
• The fresh eggs my chickens give me every day.
• That Slow Food is gradually replacing fast food in the vernacular.
• That people (other than me) are beginning to cook with duck fat again.
• My new Weber grill, and my “Serious Barbecue” cookbook by Adam Perry Lang.
• That the restaurant, The Hump, closed after being caught selling whale meat.
• That my third child, daughter Imogen Pearl, was born healthy.
• That the midterm elections are over and I can once again enjoy my afternoon tea without being reminded of politics.
• That I was able to enjoy several lingering meals in my favorite brasserie, Anisette, before it closed its doors. Including a number with my 85-year-old father.

And to look forward to the New Year, and some of the things I hope for:

• The discovery that bacon is good for you.
• Inexpensive farmed truffles.
• A year-round Dungeness crab season.
• More studies proving the healthful benefits of red wine, coffee and dark chocolate.
• That people would eat less meat. And more ethically raised meat.
• A wood-burning pizza oven magically appears in my back yard.
• That you would introduce a friend or two to “Skinny Girls & Mayonnaise.” Our goal is nothing short of global domination, one palate at a time.
* That the people on earth who do not have enough to eat will be fed.

From all of us at Skinny Girls & Mayonnaise, wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and delicious New Year.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paul
    Dec 30, 2010 @ 19:37:24

    Very Happy New Year to you all from way down in FLA!


  2. T Lee
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 18:23:16

    Of course I would be a “monster” if I didn’t abhor eating whale, but honestly it was a happy creature prior to its death. Most of our meat animals are not so lucky.

    The world cannot afford to eat meat that is raised on someone’s small farm, even though that would be ideal. Unless we do something about factory farmed meat, we are nowhere in terms of improving food animal welfare. Support GAP or Certified Humane or Free Farmed and resist the temptation to buy from small family farms….sounds counter-intuitive but it’s the only way to really help (and therefore) respect our food.

    Meanwhile, I am happily awaiting wild elk from a friend.


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