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Dr Sarah Taber @SarahTaber_bww
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Thought it would be fun to read this here local magazine about local food but no, it's like a catalogue of fecklessness.
This magazine issue has everything!

Chefs "foraging for ingredients," which is what they call selling off wild vegetation when it's gentrified
ooh a breathless tale of how they're Bringing Back Local Grain!

Only when you read it, it's actually just 15 acres of wheat & $25K worth of milling eqpmt and somehow it took a multi-year effort : /
(Note: you may have heard foodies complain about how "nobody makes small-scale food and farm equipment!" They are absolutely wrong.)
They're not even considering blending this local grain into flour w consistent protein, moisture, & starch profile so it can actually be used in recipes.

They figured it's just easier to make everyone re-learn how to bake instead.
And then they'll probably blame customers for not buying this half-assed attempt at flour.

This is self-centered (as opposed to consumer-centered), inaccessible bullshit. It's disrespectful and self-defeating. The food movement needs to check itself.
Also, they tried to grow rye & it wound up so full of ergot fungus & LSD precursors that it wasn't even fit to feed to animals.

It's almost like there's a reason we stopped growing rye in places with soggy winters?
And yes this is my 2nd thread on the food movement in one day.

I'm so, so sick of food amateurs who think they're gonna Change The World without having to educate themselves or approach their work in a professional manner.
I'm so, so sick of foodies lauding themselves in print for efforts that are in no way ambitious.

Especially considering the *massive* resources these folks have at their disposal.
Grain processing at this scale is something 1 person can do in their garage. But it took these guys 2 years, a committee, & a consultant, and it's still the unblended stuff that nobody can use? Yeesh.
Anyway I guess if anyone wants to do local food & actually have it work, you know where to find me.
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