Really? People don’t like salads? I try to eat a salad a day, sometimes during both lunch and dinner1, not for any particular metaphysical reason, but because I love the taste of a good salad. Apparently I’m in a minority:
Can packaged produce get America out of its salad rut?
Despite decades of nagging to eat more leafy greens and colorful vegetables, the average American eats a salad at mealtime only about 36 times a year. That’s 20% less often than in 1985, when the average annual frequency was 45, according to market research firm NPD Group. Fewer than half of Americans—49%—ate at least one “leaf salad” at home in two weeks, compared with 75% who ate a potato dish and 81% who ate beef.
(click here to continue reading The Salad Is in the Bag: Marketers Hope Adding Veggies Will Get Americans to Eat More Packaged Greens – WSJ.com.)
Many salads I create are served accompanied with the Simpsons “You Don’t Win Friends With Salad” cha-cha (YouTube clip, or when this is taken down, someone else will upload a different version)
Green City Organic Farmers Market bounty
Steak, Salad and a splash of wine
- though of course, this doesn’t always happen [↩]