One of the things about reading a book like the Omnivore’s Dilemma is that suddenly you start to notice things around you in life that the book is pointing out. I’m always amazed by these little coincidences. I think there should be a term for this phenomenon.
The book described some interesting tidbits about Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. You hear about Omega 3 fatty acids all the time, but I never knew much about Omega 6 fatty acids. Then I saw an article about both. I read it. It provided more interesting information on the topic. If I wasn’t reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma I probably never would have read the article. I never would have noticed it or maybe I just wouldn’t have cared.
In the book the author goes to pick mushrooms. I didn’t realize that people did this on a regular basis. But it turns out my friend Adam does. He brought a huge mushroom to dinner—and we had all the concerns raised in the book about whether it was poisonous. The only one who wasn’t concerned was Adam who knew it was safe to eat because he was familiar with picking mushrooms. A similar scenario plays out on the book. The picture above shows Adam’s mushroom–actually that is just half of it. The whole mushroom was the size of a human head.
Now I want to go mushroom picking. The world is full of so many fascinating options and adventures.