Annual Haiku Challenge: Grating Food Issues

A year ago when our site was revealed to the Greater Ethernet, we asked readers to submit a haiku, awarding a prize to what we felt captured the theme the best.  This August we want to repeat the contest.  This time tell us what food issue really bothers you, really gets your dander up, really grates on your nerves.  Write it in haiku form please.  5/7/5 syllables. Here’s help: Write-a-haiku.

The winner will receive one of my most favorite kitchen gadgets, a microplane zester which is not just for lemons.  All those vivid dishes we make with grated ginger, like Caribbean Lime Halibut, Vegetable Chicken Teriyaki, Asian Noodle Salad, Homemade Curry Paste and this week’s Composed Edamame Tofu Salad with Sesame Chile Dressing are just a teeny bit easier to make if you have this handy tool around.  Remember, before you grate your ginger, you need to peel it.

Ok.  Show us your haiku.  Here’s mine:

Food fads make me scream
Butter will not stop your heart
Read label, home cook

Winner announced on August 25th.


38 thoughts on “Annual Haiku Challenge: Grating Food Issues

  1. Eat your vegetables
    Yes, our bodies love whole foods
    Sing, health, happiness!

    Glorious Whole Foods
    Strength, Health, Love, Restore Balance
    Shout it out today!

    Kasha, Mushrooms, Eggs
    Cynthia’s Peasant Papas
    A Beautiful Blend!

    Here are 3 🙂

  2. All right, I’m addicted to these! One more for good luck…

    Pastured, Grass Fed, Wild
    Sing it: More Vitamin E
    And Omega 3’s

  3. Better Nutrients
    Fresh, Local, Organic, Yea!
    Better Flavor Too

    Parsley, Basil, Thyme
    Oh, the wonders of Fresh Herbs
    Aroma, Flavor!

    Rosemary Red Soup
    Carrots, Beets, Red Lentils, Thyme
    You’ve got to try it!

  4. All fats are not bad
    olives and avocados
    just don’t eat french fries

    Diet fads abound
    common sense out the window
    just don’t supersize

    Why are kids obese
    pop machines in all the schools
    quarter pounder please

  5. Seven year old friend
    would not eat lunch his mom made
    Says he likes ketchup

    Parental effort
    ineffective on sweet boy
    To nourish and please

    I obsess nightly
    What ingredient could make
    him eat heartily!?!?!?

  6. egg yolks will kill you
    nuts will make you really fat
    here’s to more statins!

    sure we eat some greens
    kale makes great decoration
    oregeno too!

    “YoBaby” yogurt
    sugar-packed foods for our kids
    marketing beguiles

  7. Oops! Got distracted trying to learn haiku writing and forgot the part about “grating issues”.
    Here’s another try:

    Rice, Corn, Sacred seed
    On desecrated altar
    Butchered DNA

  8. (Recipe for a coronary meltdown):

    Eggs, rum, and butter
    Swedish love in the kitchen
    stirring up heartsick

    (The Triumvirate: Local, Home-cooked, Simple):

    The ripe strawberry
    Needs nothing but rides tartly
    the barge of shortbread.

    (Ode to Simplicity Movement):

    My honed knife minces
    garlic, and the pan sizzles.
    I need little else.

    (Climate Change Blues):

    Purple plums green yet,
    but crusts and two cups of sugar
    set on the counter.

    (Waste not the dwindling resources):

    I am left proudly
    with bones and skin, stems and peel.
    You enjoy the rest.

  9. Bacon everywhere
    Cupcakes, drinks, chocolate-dipped
    Stop — the pigs are sad

    Top chef — do we care?
    Who’s winning the latest round?
    Go home — cook instead

    CSA? Market?
    Support your farmers — hurry
    or we’ll have none left

    Big corporations
    add chemicals to food: buy
    local, organic!

    Fat, it’s one, do not avoid!
    Enjoy! Eat fat now!

  10. food issue: gourmet lunch truck fad

    ” Pulled Pork”

    Downtown Seattle
    a pig-shaped diner on wheels
    portable feast beast

  11. food issue: nutrionally incorrect food/ guilty pleasure

    “Yes and No”

    Leftover pizza
    cold with a diet coke, yes
    so bad, no, so good

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