A long way from Avignon

And speaking of what you eat being what can kill you, now it turns out there’s shit in the romaine. “Cleaned” and chopped romaine, anyway. In all the coverage of it, though, no one dares discuss how it might have wound up there. I just take it as one more warning that processed crap inevitably lives up to its name. We buy either greens from the Greenmarket or whole heads of lettuce we can wash. Mostly, though, we remember the most encouraging study: Alcohol with meals prevents food poisoning. Never have a potential E. coli-burger without a glass of wine. Maybe three. No recalls in vineyards.