I was recently given this article from the New Yorker magazine on the newest “best” restaurant in the US. The restaurant presents authentic Native American cuisine and the chef is a native American himself. His name is Sean Sherman and he single-handedly brought the topic of native American cuisine front and center. After looking into it myself, I was surprised at how little I knew about what our “Wanna-be ancestors” actually ate. If I were to sum it up in one sentence it would be, “mostly Mexican, without the dairy and wheat.”
I also discuss an article from the Guardian about the failure of imitation meat products to take hold in fast-food restaurants. It seems that both the Burger King Impossible burger and the McDonald’s McPlant burger, both sizzled and then fizzled. In my opinion, marketing to a meat-loving population by trying to imitate the original beef patty, while keeping the calories and saturated fat really high, was a huge mistake. Perhaps they should have marketed to vegetarians, with a Patty containing mushrooms, black beans, or even fish.
Check with dietitians next time!
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