A few months ago, we wrote about how confusing and misleading the terms “real food” and “natural foods” have become. So we started to call food we want, “frank food.”
We are introducing a new series that will seek YOUR opinion of what you prefer to eat and to help all of us to make wiser and better food decisions. Your responses matter, so speak up!
Food that is forthright, honest, blunt, truthful, candid, aboveboard.
Frank foods cannot be adulterated.
The problem is, it’s not always easy for find frank food, but some products are more frank than others.
Frank foods should not be processed with laboratory-made chemicals. Example? Apple=frank food; Apple-flavored fruit stick=frankenstein food.
However, our use of frank foods for this series can include minimally processed foods. After all, we recognize that we live in a different time than our grandmothers did. Though the purists may want to take up arms, we want to make this accessible to the majority of consumers – and the majority of us purchase at least some processed foods. An important distinction of processed frank foods is that our grandmothers would still likely recognize them. Example? Peanut butter is technically processed, but frank peanut butter is made of peanuts and salt and Frankenstein peanut butter is made of hydrogenated oils crafted in a science lab.
Which one would you choose?
Stay tuned for our first poll!
*If there are foods you would like us to explore, please let us know!
About the Author (Author Profile)With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.
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- Peanut Butter: Frank Food : Zomppa – International Food Magazine | July 13, 2011