Originally Posted by Parker
I've been eating paleo/primal for about a year and really like it. of course, being overly dogmatic or preachy about it will just suck every ounce of joy out of dining
life... and your friends will all hate you. So I sort of loosely follow it, not gonna turn down fresh baked baguette if it's there. but, I have come to enjoy stuff I hadn't really tried much of before like grass-fed meats, wild game, pasture eggs, coconuts, etc. Weird maybe, but works for me.
and oh, I still like to watch Bourdain, but I just think he's slipped into a rut of getting hammered and eating hot dogs on every show.
There is nothing wrong with getting hammered or eating hotdogs, ever. It should remind everyone of that special time in their lives.
Re. Paleo. I have grass fed beef all the time. Wild game, less. We have tons of local egg guys. I don't think that I've bought an egg laid over a week previous, and not from a hen that runs around all day, for years. Coconuts? Who doesn't love coconuts. If you ever come and visit because you are sent here as punishment (actually, it's pretty nice, though hardly a destination spot), I'll cook you an intense steak. I have a friend whose family has ranched grass fed and finished beef for generations - turns out the finishing is really important. I'll actually cook you some amazing steak and eggs. We can eat a coconut, sadly, not local, for desert. Difference will be that I'll also put some frites under my steak, and you'll miss out on Jen's really terrific chocolate tart.
But you can eat all of that without being paleo/primal. I mean, I eat that, and I'll have a nice piece of cake. I think that it's the dogmatic nature of these diets that just piss me off. The gluten free thing is the worst. I mean, I am sure that some people are genuinely allergic to gluten, but I think most people are just... annoying. I mean, either that, or we have a gluten allergy pandemic on our hands.