Okay – I know some of you are probably sick of hearing me blather on about food by now ("Is food the only thing she talks about?" Yes, yes it is.) So I want to hear from all you smart Jewcy readers out there instead.
Everyone puts food in their mouth multiple times a day – but how often do we actually think about what we're eating? And when we do, what do we think about? I can bake a cake, but unfortunately my tech abilities are close to zero, so I can't make a fancy poll. But I've listed three questions below to get your juices flowing – I'd love to hear your answers and comments to the questions below (don't forget to give us the why).
1. When I'm hungry, I consider these factors before eating (choose all that apply):
- I don't think about it at all – I just shove whatever is closest into my mouth and call it a day
- Time – I'm usually in a rush, so whatever I eat has to be convenient.
- Taste – If it tastes good, that's all that matters
- Health/Nutrition – I only eat foods that are healthy and avoid taking in too many calories, fat, transfat, cholesterol etc.
- Ethical values – If it's not "organic" "vegan" "locally grown" "fair trade" etc. I'm less likely to eat it
- Cost – I'm not made of money – the 99 cent Wendy's menu suits me just fine
2. I am a:
- Vegetarian/Vegan who would never eat meat
- Vegetarian who is thinking about eating meat again if I can find a way to do it sustainably
- Vegetarian who would eat meat if I could kill it myself
- Meat eater who would not eat meat if I had to kill it myself
- Hard core carnivore who would have no problem killing it myself
3. I keep kosher:
- No – It doesn't really seem relevant for my life
- Yes – I am strictly kosher, and that trumps all other food concerns
- Yes – I usually keep kosher, but I eat out at non-kosher restaurants
- Yes – I usually keep kosher, but if I have to make a choice between kosher and organic etc., I find myself choosing the organic.