For almost all of human existence, food variety has been a mark of a population's health. I would say that must be mental health as well as physical! Eating the same thing every day gets boring. Humanity the world over has loved to spice it up.
The world is becoming flat. With modern trade and transfer, we are increasingly borrowing, buying, and taking from cultures that are far away. This is easy to observe when it comes to food, and not just in restaurants: Here in the CSA box we have gotten some Korean produce: Daikon and Napa cabbage!
I love hummus. It's easy to eat, simple to make, and extremely nutritious atop its tasty and flexible qualities. Since we are a part of the CSA we get ours once a month from Wheat State Foods where the label can attest to its cleanliness and quality—two more reasons to love what Paula puts together for everyone! Maybe you are curious though: What is it?
I don't talk much about the meat from the box, but the time has come. I. Am. In. Love. Addicted. Hopeless. The quality of this meat is so good I had forgotten the taste of ordinary store-bought ground beef and especially steak. My husband prepares a mean steak, but steaks are all about the quality of the beef and it is hard to fake.