Why It’s Important to REALLY Know Your Food

When you read “Free-range”, “Cage-free” or “Pasture-raised” on your egg carton, you probably picture this chicken, hanging out in the sun…The truth is that the eggs you buy probably come from these guys… Thanks to a friend we came across this excellent article written by Nick “The Nutrition Nerd” Pineault, thanks Joe!

When you read “Free-range”, “Cage-free” or “Pasture-raised” on your egg carton, you probably picture this chicken, hanging out in the sun…The truth is that the eggs you buy probably come from these guys…
Thanks to a friend we came across this excellent article written by Nick “The Nutrition Nerd” Pineault,
thanks Joe!

Nick writes,
Most people get scammed when shopping for the high-end, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods… Even if the USDA has changed regulations about the use of the marketing term “grass-fed” in 2007 to make sure it really means the cattle are 100% grass-fed for their entire life… turns out that the whole regulatory program is applied on a voluntary basis. Believe it or not, this is the reality of most of the pricey foods you are buying. In the United States,  Ranchers and Distributors can get away with using marketing and branding catch phrases to establish claims and promote false expectations. The regulations are not strict and the standards are often vague– thus the consumer is tricked!!!

 

Know your farmer, know the people behind the product you buy, and look for smaller producers to ensure higher quality and standards. It is not easy, nor is it cheap, to do things the right way so if you are willing to pay a premium people– make sure you’re getting what you want!

http://jasonferruggia.com/healthy-food-sucks/

Monty’s Beef at Guns + Butter

100% Pure Piedmontese™ on the Guns + Butter menu created by Chef Craig Lieckfelt
Have you been to a pop-up dinner yet? Guns + Butter, the underground dining experience, has captured a cult
following and they’re not likely to have reservations anytime soon! Chef Craig utilizes only ingredients
found within 100miles of Detroit and Ann Arbor and the culinary results are euphoric. In a recent interview
with CBS Detroit Craig says:
“It’s exciting to cook for such a variety of guests,” said Leickfelt. “Sometimes people who would not
normally sit next to one another, they are, and it’s all because of food.”
We Can’t wait to return… Assuming we can get a reservation… TBC…
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130829/BLOG006/130829802/guns-butter-pop-up-seems-like-my-kind-of-
dinner-party#
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/09/23/pop-up-restaurant-guns-and-butter-ensures-unique-dining-experience/

Check Monty out on Metromode

Thanks metromode for the great article!
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0606montybeef303.aspx