After years of moving towards this climax I am finally here. From now on everything cooked on Lazaro Cooks! will be sustainable, organic, and seasonal, without exception. Let’s get this one right out of the way: I know that for many of you reading this my SOS is cost prohibitive; for this fact I am truly sorry. Being the son of Cuban immigrants my upbringing was not easy; we struggled to get by. However, I am an adult now and in a much better position to make a positive change for my family. Although, can I really make a difference in this big world? Who the hell am I anyway? Am I powerless? Well, I can effect change every time I go to the market. Being in complete control of what I cook, serve, and suggest to my friends, guests, customers, colleagues, and loved ones is true power. Business is driven by supply and demand; if you demand better from your local food retailers they will supply it. Supporting organically produced food is respecting food and by extension respecting life.
Factory farming is vile, soulless, pitiless, unforgiving, and merciless. The practices in industrial farming houses for cattle, chicken, pigs, and various other foodstuffs are not acceptable. Yet, the food is cheap and everyone loves cheap, right?! Factory farming is all about growing things faster, fatter, cheaper, and bigger, but is it really cheaper? We are an obese nation and growing fatter by the hour. The strain this is putting on our health care system is unsustainable. Type 2 diabetes is running rampant amongst adults and children. People are infected daily with Escherichia coli, trichinosis, and salmonella, three diseases that are the calling cards of factory farming. The huge multinational conglomerates that operate and profit from factory farms do not give a shit about you or your family. They don’t care about their undocumented workers, and they certainly could care less about the livestock. What do these corporate animals care about, you may ask? Well, they care about two things, their boards and their bottom lines. Please do not take my word for it; do the research, look at the photos, watch the videos, and read the articles written by people much smarter than I. The facts you will find are irrefutable and life-changing.