Electoral Entree 2016

imgres-7I would like to believe the leaders of our free world are good, honest, caring people who want to serve and make the world a better place. However, election year brings out the worst in our trusted leaders. They slander each other and go back on their word merely to gain votes. Since the rise of social media the truth always seems to surface even as candidates do their best with all the banter, lies, and showmanship to hide it. The chaos is something the American people have noticed and therefore have become disenchanted with the whole electoral process. images-4

Now shh, don’t tell my mom but I have never actually cared about politics. This is not from lack of knowledge. From a young age I was engrained with the fact being informed about the world and voting is important. There was no talking during 60 minutes and LA times was delivered daily to our home. It’s just being a spoiled millennium raised in a consumer society it has been easy to be distracted. When I did try to pay attention it seemed too confusing and too shady. (Uhh, remember Florida 2000 anyone?) images-9

After watching the GOP debate last night I have decided there is no more time for excuses. The debate was a circus complete with a knife thrower, clown, juggler, and monkey. To watch grown men behave like the three year old I baby-sit was disgusting.images-5America is in trouble and it is up to people like me to get us out. I find the best way to begin learning about something is to compare it to something else you already know. So to help you understand the GOP candidates in the running I have likened them to restaurants, because after all this is a food blog.

If Presidential Candidates Were Restaurants

Donald Trump: McDonalds

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Sure it tastes delicious, and makes you happy but it will kill you to make a profit. Marketing to the same people he wants to eliminate.

Ted Cruz: Rainforest Café

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Much like the café’s all out décor Cruz is all the way right. His extreme ideology is downright scary but his mild temperament makes him seem less threatening. Kinda like how you don’t notice your food isn’t delicious because you are distracted by the sound of the waterfall and the giant elephant in the restaurant.

Marco Rubio: A fake Denny’s diner off the 395

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Mediocre food, mediocre service, and at this point in time why do they even still exist? Most people just drive past.

John Kasich: Sizzler

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He has been around a while and is experienced. Like the salad bar John has a plan to please everyone, but one of his items in the salad bar may make you really sick (limiting unions/woman’s rights)

Just to be fair (and fun) I’ll do the Democrats too.

Hillary Clinton: Your Uncle or Aunt who cooks BOMB house

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They always get the job done, but may not tell you how their gumbo got to be so delicious. You might not even like this family member’s attitude but you’d still grab a plate.

Bernie Sanders: Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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The farm to table approach is nutritious, delicious, and beautiful. It is ideally best when eating, however is it really sustainable for everyone in the current society we live in without ultimate revolution?

What kind of life do you imagine for yourself, your children, the world? No one place is perfect but we have to choose somewhere to go, day after day. Where do you want to eat for four years?

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#foodforthought

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my life has been a very interesting journey thus far. in my quarter century crisis im and not certain of much except that i love cooking and entertaining, and pleasing people is my passion. (wait that sounded a little funny) i am goofy eccentric, and love to laugh, in fact i often laugh at the most inappropriate times. i place high value in honesty and working hard. i don’t really believe in faking it until you make it, without some base knowledge or some sort of depth to your cause. i believe in making mistakes and trying everything once as long as you bring yourself no harm and no harm to others. i am a new age hippy, my words to live by are freedom, serenity, and love. i look for signs of the world and listen. i do judge, anyone who says they do not is a liar, but i use my judgements against you to reflect back on me to see how i can better myself. i hate constraints of our society, including grammar, punctuation, and recipes. i think fast except when it comes to numbers. the culinary world has always been and shall be my safe haven and outlet. i want to inspire, teach, and learn.

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