If you're an expert at something, you're familiar with the "tuned eye" phenomenon; i.e., if you're an expert on raising chinchillas, the word, "chinchilla" will jump out at you from where ever it is hiding on a page full of print.
I've gotten that way about the word "fridge" nowadays; so when I was taking my morning stroll through the internet news, the word leaped out at me, from the New York Times.
Hey, guess what! It's about us! (That would be all of us here.) (And, if you're here via that article, welcome!)
It's a pretty good article- but... there are several places where radical anti-anti-fridge statements are allowed to just stand, unrebutted; never mind that they are flat dumb.
Like: “It’s silly not to have one,” she said, “considering what the alternative is: drinking up a gallon of milk in one day so it doesn’t spoil.”
Those of us who are living without fridges know how astonishingly uniformed stuff like that is. No; we don't let milk spoil. AND, no, we don't drink gallons of milk to prevent it. Duh.
This is not the first big time coverage we've had, though- ever hear of The Economist? Well. They have an online magazine, More Intelligent Life, that picked up on all this in 2007 - and very nicely, too.
After Cranky Chicken's ambush a bit ago, I did say I was going to write a new fridge post, re-addressing some of her misconceptions. :-p. I haven't managed to get to it, of course, what with 35 below Zero, and broken arms, and whatnot. But I will.
Meanwhile; do read Deanna's stuff; and PARTICULARLY - read the comments. They are enlightening. In particular- most of those rabid anti-antis have done no homework- or thinking; while the fridge-less among the commenters are without exception highly intelligent, and exquisitely well informed. :-) (I am, of course, pure and unbiased.)
And; here is my original post, which most (if not all) of this fridge kerfuffle can be tracked back to:
You'll notice, if you read it, that OF COURSE you are going to change how you eat, in order to do this. The point being- the changes are very easy; and generally also more healthy, and less expensive.
This may also be the place to mention that many of us fridgeless folk own freezers. Like me. We're not wacky luddites. We're not even anti-cold storage. My usual metaphor is, it's like a bandsaw, and a chainsaw. The fact that I own one, but not the other means I need one- but not the other. They're very different tools.
There are more than a couple posts on this blog on this topic; if you use the search function, and look for "fridge", you'll find most of them; and or, "refrigerator".
Here, in any case, are several: Back, sort of; Happiness is a warm house (this one has a long bunch of responses to comments and questions); Consequences (more answers, mostly for Deanna); Snownapped/Kippers; Urban Foxfire/Unplugging the Fridge (which links to Vanessa's blog- a doubter who became a convert!); and Deep Summer (a specific no-fridge meat-keeping process).
That will keep you busy for a while. Right now- I gotta go feed and water the guineas...
Oh, and- for the oldtimers here, you might be interested to see that I've finally joined the modern blogging world; and added stuff on the sidebar so you can subscribe to the Little Blog, and or share via all the myriad ways- take a look! (And thanks to Beelar, for getting that done!) There's also a "share" button after each post now. Neatest thing since sliced bread!