Creating a New Culture of Food
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before.
There was once a wise old rabbi. One day, a troublemaker arrived in town. Facing the rabbi, he held a bird behind his back. “If you are indeed so wise, Rabbi,” he said, “tell me if the bird I’m holding is dead or alive.”
The rabbi quickly realized that if he declared the bird alive, the man would break the bird’s neck and present a dead bird; if the rabbi said the bird was dead, he would let the bird fly free.
The rabbi paus...