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Hospitality Hotspot. Wednesday Walking…& Meat.

Wednesday Walking…& Meat.
Hospitality Hotspot.

Industry Thoughts.

I’m reading this book at the moment titled “The Butcher & The Vegetarian” by Tara Austen Weaver.
The lead up states “One Woman’s Romp through a World of Men, Meat & Moral Crisis.”

My interest was piqued, & my thoughts were of what an unusual slant this lady has taken, maybe a little bit humorous & definitely worth investigating.

So onto a post-it note went the information & stuck on a wall behind my desk…

12-18 months later, it’s finally purchased & on my bedside table ready for a few sneaky moments when precious time allows.

Oh, & it’s such a joy!

Apart from the warm & intimate writing style, the perspective is a real eye opener…at least for me.
Who would have thought?
Of course the world of meat would be such a foreign platform for a lifelong vegetarian!

Through fresh eyes, this lady knows more about meat than I’ll ever know.

Even though I eat less & less meat by choice these days, as a kid growing up on a self-sustaining farm, you just take it all for granted.

So I find these documented discoveries intriguing, consequently providing food for thought…(come on, that’s a little bit funny:))

In one such observation, Tara writes “That’s the funny thing that happens with ceremonial meat meals—people get excited.

Think of the anticipation of the Thanks-giving turkey: It’s not unheard of for people to actually clap when the roast bird gets carried out on a platter.

At the very least is a bit of oohing & aahing.”

That’s so true!

She goes on to share her (probably correct) theory, & then states “Maybe I’m crazy, but I will tell you this: Nothing I’ve ever cooked has elicited as much excitement from my guests as a piece of meat has.”

Interesting stuff!
Don’t you think that’s an amazing snap-shot of dining companions, from camp fires to festivities of all sorts, from centuries of historical tales to current social gatherings?

2 Comments
  1. She’s so right. Adding to that we asign emotions to that meat. I eat meat–love it except for ham. I expereinced the death of so many when I was younger that I assoicate ham with funerals. I find it hard to eat.
    Diana

  2. Very interesting illustration of emotional connection Diana. Much gratitude for your input (sorry for your sadness)love Roni xx

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