I don't want to be an annoying food person.
We went to a wedding last night (which is why I am posting a little late today, my head feels like someone is building an addition onto my ear), I sat next to a pregnant person who was annoying about food. She wanted to know where the salmon came from- "you know because it could be full of mercury", she wanted to know if the Chateau Briand was antibiotic free "you know because I am watching what I put into my baby's body", she wanted to know if the (and I'm not kidding with this next one) strawberries on top of the waffles and ice cream dessert were organic; "because you know they are one of the things you MUST eat organically."
Each time she turned to me to explain the reasoning for pestering the young man serving our table; a young man who diligently went and asked the cooks each time, I just kind of nodded. But with the final question I just said "Yeah I don't really buy into all the organic stuff, and I ate soft cheeses and deli meat when I was pregnant so...." and trailed off into what I hoped was a conversation ending sheepish grin. I was wrong. I was treated to a 5 song long diatribe on why organic was better for me and my kids and how I was doing a disservice to them and the planet by not eating organic everything. I then explained that we don't buy organic because well I think sometimes its a crock of poop, and it has become just another big business that is contributing to the demise of small farmers in America. She looked at me like I had five heads. She asked how do I know my food is not contaminated with E Coli.
I said I talk to the farmers who I buy from. And then proceeded to drink one too many champagne with non organic strawberries.
The moral of this story (aside from if you are a nursing mom who didn't drink during pregnancy you should not keep drinking champagne just because your glass gets refilled every 10 minutes) is that I want you all to promise that if ever I go to a function with you during our 100 mile hoopla, you will tell me to shut up and eat the food that someone else paid for.