Monday, March 14, 2005

the local swill...

I'm not sure what the allure is, but buffet dining is so popular here in the South. Everyone seems to enjoy herding up to the massive trough of starches like cows. The tragedy of this type of eating was made all the more evident to me yesterday as we were stuck partaking of a country buffet with family. First of all, almost every food prepared was either white or yellow in color. There was rice, potatoes, macaroni & cheese, dressing and corn. Barely a hint of green to be found anywhere. And of course, everything that possibly could be fried, was. Worst of all, they served salt pork retrieved from the back of a hog carcass, otherwise known as fatback. Now, never have I even tasted of this particular food, but just the thought of it will keep me away from any buffet for quite a while. Oh, and the sneezeguard, well it looked as if someone had put it to good use. Ick.
posted by Christie