I’ve recently received a lot of messages and comments regarding how “un-paleo” my recipes are.
Yes, I cook with beans. No, I’m not sorry. Nor do I claim them to be “paleo”, because nothing we eat today is actually paleo as in “things people ate during the paleolithic era”. The concept of a “paleo diet” in popular culture is not informed by anyone familiar with the archaeological record.
I shared this because I’ve worked with and lived with people who identify with other nations, cultures, and subcultures of the world other than that of the mainstream i.e. Slovenia, Mexico, South Korea, Guatemala, Spain, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecudador, Peru, Colombia, Germany, Lebanon, etc. Granted, what you eat for breakfast doesn’t distinguish you as ordinary vs. radical. For all anyone knows, you might hunt deer on the weekends but really enjoy eating an apple for breakfast and skipping lunch. I’m not trying to analyze anyone, but I found this [stereotypical breakfast montage regarding stereotypical ideas about breakfast in various countries and regions] very interesting.
*Note: I’m not trying to promote Buzzfeed. I want to share this video because it resonates with my experience.