· the decline (destruction of) kitchen literacy (thanks Ann Vileisis for a stunning book on the topic)
· the deceptive advertising (right, Annie’s Green Goddess dressing under the Trader Joe’s label??) and the NRA-like devotion to TJ’s hors d-oeuvres, dips, other delights for any and all baby-boomer soirees (and even for younger folks) – watch for more here on Trader Joe’s Nation
· the wisdom of Sandor Katz and his critique of…consumerism and elevation of all-things-fermented
· and the ever-instructive mantra of Slow Food – Good-Clean-Fair – for mindful eating.