April 3, 2012
As I tore into a hunk of fresh, delicious French bread (store bought) I couldn’t help thinking of the latest food warning I read on a food-guru website: Store bread is full of salt. It is NOT good for you. Blah, blah, blah.
Last summer the health gurus were picking on the cucumber: Wasted Calories, they say (Use your best portentous voice, here); No Nutritional Value Whatsoever.
Look—a cucumber is fresh, sweet, crunchy and filled with water. How much more perfect could it be? No fat, no salt, no sugar—as a snack, I think it’s pretty unbeatable. And that's pretty amazing, because I am not at all fond of fruits or vegetables.
In fact, if I ever wrote a book about snacks, I’d call it I Like Brownies, Not Fruit.
And I’ll bet it would fly off the shelves.