More on The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous February 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I am interested to read in your blog the info concerning omega 3 and 6 concerning beef. I know you already explained it to me, but perhaps some of your readers would like to know.

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