Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I recently read Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, and was struck by the section dealing with nutrition fads. In particular, when he wrote about the present push to add omega 3s to all sorts of foods, giving new meaning to 'surf and turf'.

Do you see where this is going?

Last summer, my husband and I stopped in at Eon Cafe, in Hayward, CA. We'd found it on, a site we like to use when traveling. Anyway. we were supposed to be having breakfast, and the choices of food were limited. (The coffee, incidentally, was quite good). They did have an omega 3 cookie. It was plump with dried fruit, and I figured it would be full of flax, cranberries, maybe some pecans. Seemed like an obvious choice.

Back at the table I took a bite. And looked at my husband. "Does this taste..."
He took a bite. "It tastes fishy."

Yep. Surf and turf cookies. Very odd. They weren't entirely disgusting, but I think mainly because it was such a funny moment how could I not enjoy it or them?

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