Monday, June 7, 2010

Say Hello to Soy Chicken

Soon, it may not occur to anyone to refer to the frantic as "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" because there will be little reason to decapitate chickens. However, I doubt that anyone is ever going to be able to match the graphic and kinetic power of that charming nod to our agricultural heritage with a reference to soy bean protein. Oh, well. I suppose progress always has a downside.


Natalie Sztern said...

And today I found out that a Montreal institution is closing: Harvey's Hamburgers.

What is wrong with this world?

Tags said...

Chickens today don't run around with their heads cut off because there's nowhere to run in their squeeze-pens.

Tasting like chicken these days is nothing to crow about. You can be sure this tofu doesn't taste like free-range yardbirds.

One more thing. Why do vegetarians and vegans make such a big deal about meat substitutes? Why not just sell plant protein for what it is instead of putting a mask on it? Show a little confidence, here, folks.

Bob del Grosso said...

Well said Tags. If real chicken tasted like chicken it is unlikely that anyone would say that this stuff tastes like chicken.

Jessika said...

I have a slight issue with the way they make veggie "sausages", "burgers", "hamburger" etc
I know many vegetarians that don't mind this so why should I, I'm an omnivore but it's just such an oxymoron. A sausage cannot be veggie. Says the woman of german ancestry with an uncle that's a butcher in bavaria.