- The burger is one of the world's most popular foods and it made meat eating affordable for millions, but it also became the food that symbolised many of the failings of the world's modern food system.Sheila Dillon looks at a new attempt to revive its reputation as a quality food. This new "burger scene" where, immense care is taken with sourcing the meat and using the right cuts, reflects not only a shift in burger eating, but also in attitudes to meat eating itself.
The highly respected food and farming writers Simon Fairlie and Colin Tudge both share the views on eating meat in the 21st.
Both "Meat a Benign Extravagance" by Simon Fairlie (Permanent Publications) and "Good Food for Everyone Forever - A People's Takeover of the World's Food Supply" by Colin Tudge (Pari Publishing) should be on your reading list!
The ambition of the former is incredible (if perhaps a little dry for some). I have not read the latter but I have read a couple of his other works (not least this one) which are written with passion and intellectual rigour. These guys together with Patrick Whitefield form a bit of a 'holy trinity' in the world of permaculture and sustainable agriculture in general.