Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The "diversity" of food

Why do bureaucratic organizations like universities have "affirmative action directors" and "diversity committees" that skirt the edges of the Constitution when what humans really respond to is food?

I have never felt that the autumn equinox required big-time ritual, but it is fun to celebrate with with a food fest, like Pueblo's annual Chile & Frijoles [beans] festival.

It's mostly about food, although the sound track pits classic rock against thumping norteño music against folk music, all from different stages and loudspeakers.

Italian burritos. Kielbasa with green chile sauce. And not pictured here but doing a good business, the inevitable American Indian fry bread stand.

And the vegetal star of last weekend, green chile peppers roasted in the mesh cylinders rotated over flames, here at Musso Farms' booth.



Blogger Yvonne said...

Food is the basis of all really interesting spiritual traditions :)

I once saw a wonderful name for a food stall at Strawberry fair in Cambridge: Fat Vegan heaven (surely a contradiction in terms?)

What I want to know is, why don't diversity committees worry about the persecution of gingers, geeks and left-handers? (I fall into the latter two categories, and I feel persecuted; and I was talking to a ginger the other day, and he feels persecuted too.)

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