Lunch Date Leads to Omnivore’s Dilemma

A routine lunch date has caused a severe case of the Omnivore’s Dilemma for one local man, Sunderland native Dan O’Leary. Mr. O’Leary agreed to go out to lunch with his coworkers but took so long to order that the entire party was late returning to the office. “I haven’t been out to eat in a while and, geez, the menu just seemed so overwhelming,” Mr. O’Leary reported. “There were appetizers and soups and salads and sandwiches and hamburgers and pasta. And what did I know about the origins of any of it? Nothing. Where did all these ingredients come from? I don’t know. So first I asked the waitress whether the beef was corn-fed or grass-fed, because anyone who has read Michael Pollan’s book knows that the entire industrial food chain is based on corn. But she didn’t know. So I asked her where the organic broccoli in the soup of the day was grown, because I’m trying to eat a strict 100 mile diet, but she didn’t know that either. By then everyone at the table was thoroughly irritated with me.” In the end, Mr. O’Leary ordered nothing from the menu and instead foraged a small salad of edible greens from the vacant field behind the restaurant.

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1 Response to Lunch Date Leads to Omnivore’s Dilemma

  1. Dan says:

    The dandelions were particularly tasty, but the fescue had already gone to seed and was a bit woody.

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