I was a vegetarian from midway through high school through college for two reasons:
1) my entire family is made up of farmers, and I knew it’d really start ruffling some feathers when I announced I wasn’t eating the Thanksgiving turkey, and
2) I found this really sweet graphic of Ronald McDonald holding a sign that said “meat is murder”, and I wanted to use it on my proto-blog, which was a Geocities(!) website.
I decided to eat chicken later one Father’s Day to make my dad happy, and lo and behold, it made me happy instead. And so I’ve been eating meat ever since. For the longest time, anything but fowl still weirded me out, but now I’m full-on pork and beef all the time. Chicken dishes almost seem childish to me nowadays, especially after watching something like this:
That’s the burger challenge from this first season of “Top Chef Masters”. And boy, does it make me want a grilled slab o’ cow.