We Didn't Start the Fryer
California flooding impacts your plate and big dairy loses a little ground
WELCOME BACK MOTHERFORKERS
Settling a long and stupid debate over what the definition of “milk” is, the FDA just ruled that soy, oat and almond drinks can legally be called milk. The dairy industry, a shining example of personified evil, has been bullying non-dairy products for FOUR.FUCKING.DECADES. Weird hobby, man.
Big lactose has filed lawsuit after lawsuit, losing at every turn over first amendment violations. Despite dairy holding an overwhelming majority of the market, non-dairy products are projected to grow from small threat to big competition over the next decade. GOOD. FUCK DAIRY. MOST OF THE POPULATION CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT. Maybe.. and stay with me here, it was never intended for our consumption?
The recent floods in California are about to have a ripple effect on the US food supply. This is an environmental slap to the face for a state that has a history of drought despite California being the leading food producer in everything from livestock to produce to nuts. Chances are strong that if it’s on your plate, it came from California. These floods have caused farmers delays in planting and harvesting crops. I know inflation’s a real bitch right now but don’t be surprised if your grocery bill continues to climb.
On the brightside this should replenish California’s reservoirs and groundwater, setting farmers up for much healthier grow seasons in the coming years. Also California’s agriculture is impressively adaptive, it has to be. Remember how much the US depends on California’s agriculture? During long periods of drought, farmers developed drought-tolerant seeds and integrated drip irrigation systems.
So while the recent floods may be a minor setback compared to the long term benefits farmers will reap, giving all of us more food at affordable prices. But damn, poor Michelle is out there honeymooning somewhere in the wilderness right as the National Weather Service issues California’s first blizzard warning in over 30 years.
( …hopefully 🤞🥶)
And finally some shit that hits a little too close to home, more than two million air fryers are being recalled. I know, I know… we’ve expressed our disdain for single use kitchen gadgets. Especially if it’s some bulky shit that takes up counter space. BUT there isn’t a single week that goes by where I don’t use the air fryer at least once. If you’re like me and need a replacement, contact Corsori and they’ll replace it.
Tomorrow our Sunday Recipe Club subscribers are getting a recipe for the latest installment in our casserole series, Baked Ribollita. Not a subscriber? You must be starving. Let’s fix that.
Until next week, stay hungry and keep your knives sharp.
Matt (and Michelle)
"stay hungry and keep your knives sharp." Y'all, long story, but my youngest daughter is the designated cannibal at her workplace, and she NEEDS a t with this on it. Where's your merch? I mean TAKE MY MONEY!
Interesting stuff! I just noticed a new almond beverage product in Publix calling itself “malk”. I think Trader Joe’s has some plant based milk they refer to as “beverage”. Regardless it’s dumb AF for this to even be an issue !
Also happy honeymooning Michelle! Stay warm ! 😊