Host of Taste of America, Mark DeCarlo, (Travel Channel on cable/sat- Dish
network only for me, of course) visits Taste of the Goddess on Melrose,
then Juliano's. At Taste, he is joined by the owners, as well as comedian
Andy Dick, and some other raw foodists. He enjoys a brazil nut shake
(which he suspects was made at 7-11, since it tastes "like a shake"), but
dismisses the raw pizza as tasting like "raw pizza". Andy Dick is weird
and funny as you would expect, but totally into raw foods already (who'd
have guessed). Then, Mark visits Juliano at his restaurant, and Mark
remarks that it looks like a Sizzler salad bar. The interview goes well,
he compliments Juliano on his wizardry, culminating in Mark tasting a
"tuna" wrap, which Mark admits, is tasty.
Hopefully you can download the show using bittorrent, or catch it on a
rerun. If you don't find it on any torrent site, let me know, maybe I
could upload it, but I don't have a DVD burner (or Tivo-to-go) yet so it
might take me a week or so.
Anyways, so I Tivo'd it, and watched it after hearing noted vegan activist
Dr. Michael Gregor speak last night. After arguing with Gregor (who
presumably would only let soy be pried out of his cold, dead fingers),
then seeing the show, it struck me how much more receptive many ppl on the
SAD diet are to raw, than most vegans. I had to remind Gregor that the
mass cultivation of soybeans with harvesters kills many millions of small
field mammals, and therefore, could hardly be called "vegan" food. He
quibbled over the numbers saying they had been fudged, and that the
animals would "run away". His "top 12 cancer fighting superfoods"
contained only a couple of the foods raw foodists would tap (i.e. "berries
and greens"- does that include maraschino cherries and iceberg lettuce??),
but includes such discredited ones as oats and B-12 fortified nutritional
yeast (so they fortify it with B-12 after they destroy all the B-12 in it
by heating it? Too bad about all the ureic acid in yeast, regardless...
that's a main ingredient in urine, which reminds me of a really bad sci-fi
movie, where they kill the evil beast by feeding it its own waste
products). Ironic that the ugliest beast of all may be the one we can't
even see: groupthink. JP