Most of you are aware that the necessary adjunct to good ridin’ is good eatin’.
Hence, Salivation Army, my food blog.
This blog will not appeal to “Gourmet Magazine” foodies one bit!
Page through my twenty tales-you’ll see that I’m not demonstrating my refined taste, impressive income, or hard-to-locate produce (which is what ‘slow food’ seems to mean here in the Bay Area).
We are all clear on the concept that just because cyclists ride a lot doesn’t mean they have to earn more to pay for quality food. Such food is often available gratuitement! And the cycling saves you money in healthcare & transit.
In other words, ORGANIC FOOD IS CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN.
My ‘Back Door Catering co.’ (aka “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”) approach to food acquisition addresses five appetites:
1. Wish to save planet (rescue fine food from land-fill, by plundering dumpsters regularly). Just because I’m a Marin County Yuppie doesn’t mean I’m not trying!
2. Self expression through cooking (“Salivation Army” blog tries to cover this)
3. The Urge To Steal. There. I said it.
4. The need to remain busy (and avoid getting depressed about our downspiralling American society)
5. The need to connect…to share my discoveries and get a laugh out of you folks. After all, as John Lennon put it, humor and art are the best things to flummox the industrial/consumer complex, and foment a peaceful overthrow of the war machines. Heh!
And anyone using war metaphors when writing about cycle sport is simply…out of touch with the beauty, peacefulness (even whilst racing) of bicycling.
If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna eat some of that peach ‘lasagne” from last night…