There are few things that warm the Cod all the way out to the tips of his fins as much as when the New York Time pauses to recognize the heroism and courage of people who temporarily find themselves living not in New York City. And the gist of the article is that it's not that bad to be a vegetarian in the Midwest, and getting better. Finally:
During a recent visit to the Ranchito Tex-Mex Cafe in Hugoton, Kan., a small community encircled by feedlots packed with cattle and the plants that process them, I inquired if the beans at the restaurant were prepared with meat.
A day later and a day hungrier, a waitress at the Down-Town Restaurant in nearby Ulysses was more understanding and forthcoming about ingredients. The beans had lard. The rice had chicken stock. And on it went.
Not sure if Mr. Sulzberger is quite hungry enough to be sufferable here . The thing where vegetarians treat the presence of pork in beans as something between a prank and a betrayal has got to stop.