Dear Readers, when I wrote promising part two of the Manjuben saga today, I did not account for being on the cover of the Washington Post food section on Wednesday, March 10. I welcome Post readers and new supper guests. Unfortunately, the warm hug of emails I have received has delayed today’s story. I will post part two by Friday, March 12 at 3 pm EST.
For those of you who haven’t seen the Washington Post article, here it is:
While HUSH is primarily about culture and cuisine, there will be times when food politics become part of the larger story. Today is one of those days. I would like to influence the way we think, purchase and consume, but a few suppers a month will not a revolution make. For that, we need to vote daily with our forks, wallets and mouse clicks. To that end, I signed a petition to ask the Department of Justice to investigate agribusiness monopolies that have outsized power over our food supply from seed to harvest to grocery aisle.
I will let the excellent organization Food and Water Watch explain the rest. Here’s the petition. Please consider signing it.