IdleRich

IdleRich
.... apart from staying alive I guess. But yeah those are the traditional weaknesses of English food... much less so now though since the advent of "foodie-Britain" in... what, the 90s?
 

catalog

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I like the one about the perimeter of the supermarket, that would make for an interesting psychogeographical shopping experience, limiting yourself to just the edge. You'd get some not all fruit and veg, pharmacy, bakery, some meat, dairy, booze
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
I've started following a kinda diet for the first time ever. Lockdown mania. Going alongside the long workouts I've been doing. Basically having some protein with every meal, and some vegetables. The veggies I try and vary just by picking some different colours. It's funny how much you end up replicating Michael Pollan's rules just by doing that.

Drinking loads of water and only boozing once a week atm. Largely sticking to it so far and I've definitely lost a good bit off my gut.
 

Leo

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I like the one about the perimeter of the supermarket, that would make for an interesting psychogeographical shopping experience, limiting yourself to just the edge. You'd get some not all fruit and veg, pharmacy, bakery, some meat, dairy, booze
the restocking bit sounds a bit odd but I guess that's a factor. maybe it's more cost-effective from a construction standpoint to locate all the refrigerated areas along the walls, which means that's were all the fresh foods -- veg, dairy, eggs, meat, fish -- are placed, versus all the packaged/processed food in the middle.
 

Leo

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actually, I'm extremely fortunate to have a wife who's a good vegetarian cook, so things like veg curries, pad Thai, roasted shallots/baby tomatoes/halloumi, sardine pasta with toasted bread crumbs/capers/anchovies, burrata with roasted beets, veggie spring rolls or tacos, spinach/cheese/onion quesadillas.
 

luka

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ive noticed there is a certain level of spirtual development people cant get past without switching to a vegetrian diet. if you eat dead animals you get blocked at that gate and thats that.
 

Leo

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I think that's true, although my wife's journey is more attuned to animal cruelty than spirituality. she's still pescatarian, but gradually drifting away from fish (which will suck because the sardine pasta is a favorite), anything with a central nervous system that allows them to feel pain. apparently that leaves scallops, which is good.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I'm curious as to what happens if we discover plants experience some form of pain. A neighbour just had people cutting down a tree and ripping up its roots and it's made me pretty miserable. Also the smell of freshly cut grass is apparently a distress signal.
 

Leo

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putting aside how much I love the smell of freshly cut grass...I guess it could be taken to the extreme of not eating any once-living thing, but does consciousness matter? a tree doesn't have a central nervous system, but does it have consciousness to understand it's injury or death?
 

catalog

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I went to a German festival a few years ago, fusion, and its all veg. It's not so strict, like there's a few people doing sausages in their tent fires, but generally, made such a huge difference, to everything, like no massive loud refrigeration needed, toilets were in good nick, general vibe as well I would say, although that could be other factors. I'd like to eat less meat but I'm basically captive to shitty processed burgers
 
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