Previously in meat-based fashion
And by the way? Anderson Cooper, eat your vegetables!
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic is a Bay Area writer and editor. Her first book Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, a humorous non-fiction narrative and exposé on the lives of picky eaters, will be released by Perigee Books on July 3.
My Dearest Anderson Cooper,
You need to be rewired, neurologically speaking.
Let’s back up. First, I watched with sympathetic awe as you took to your talk show and admitted that you are an adult picky eater who really isn't too jazzed about the whole eating thing. Next, I got a little teary as you brought on other adult picky eaters who have long lived with the undeserved shame of their limited diets. However, when I got to the part where you attempted to eat spinach live on television, I dropped to my knees, tore my hair, rent my garments and wailed, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANDERSON COOPER?"
Quoth Anderson, "The heart wants what the heart wants - and sometimes the heart wants McNuggets, even when they're only serving breakfast."
"Spinach tastes like Wolf Blitzer's beard dipped in a salad," says potential scurvy-haver Anderson Cooper. He knows that because he ate a vegetable once.
Previously - Anderson Cooper, eat your vegetables!
Anderson Cooper's favorite teen bride and alliterative tweeter Courtney Stodden is on a sexy campaign to sexily promote eating sexy veggies sexily. Because of vegetarianism. Sexy, sexy vegetarianism.
Oh Anderson, how do you not get scurvy? Or even rickets? You are a beautiful, intelligent creature, sent unto us from the heavens, and we would like you to live well and healthily for a very long time. Please eat some vegetables.
No, really - your twice a day corn and mashed potatoes from Boston Market don't really count. Even if you go for the double serving of corn as you are wont to do. And it's not like you're alone - according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 data, only six percent of men and four percent of women eat enough vegetables.
You can do better than that, Anderson. You can BE better than that.
Perhaps you think you’ve seen it, heard it all before. Hunger in the Horn of Africa. Famine once again spreading in Somalia. It is an old headline, I suppose, it certainly has happened before, but that doesn’t lessen the horror of it: the sickening stench of a hospital room filled with dying children; the shock of seeing row after row of tiny, freshly dug graves.
It is hard to know what to say. There are statistics of course. An estimated 29,000 children under the age of five dead in the last three months. 3.2 million people in Somalia in need of immediate, life saving assistance. Well over two million Somalis have had to flee their homes to the capital Mogadishu or to neighboring countries. The numbers are numbing.
Can you blame the man for just wanting a little touch of comfort at lunch? Sink your teeth into the video above for a glimpse into Anderson's meal rituals and memorabilia-stuffed office and visit AC361° for more behind the scenes goodies from the whole AC360° crew.
Previously - Routine repasts
Stephen Colbert's "Americone Dream" ice cream for Ben & Jerry's? Sure, it's all "delicious" and "popular" and "charitable" and whatnot, but can it possibly hold a scooper to our own Anderson Cooper's (admittedly nonexistent) limited edition "Anderson Cooper's White Bread Ripple"?
The food fun starts at 2:09.