Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken on an unusual quest and a “new personal challenge” as he experiments with a diet where he only eats meat from animals he has personally killed. Although I don’t even know why this is news, CNN writer Patricia Sellers suggests this is some sort of “strange journey.”
Why is Sellers writing this story in such a way to imply this is extraordinary?
Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he’s determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren’t trembling, they should be.
Oh my, run! Everybody run!
It’s an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, “I’m [Zuckerberg] eating a lot healthier foods.
Why is this an odd direction for Zuckerberg … or anyone else for that matter? After Zuckerberg let the news slip on his personal Facebook page, reaction from friends was described as a mix between “confusion, curiosity, and outright disgust.” More from his experience, with my emphasis in bold.
Zuckerberg’s guide on this strange journey has been a well-known Silicon Valley chef named Jesse Cool. She lives in Palo Alto, eight houses away from Zuckerberg, and owns a local restaurant called Flea Street Café. Cool has introduced Zuckerberg to nearby farmers and advised him as he killed his first chicken, pig, and goat. “He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it,” says Cool.
Killing is just the kickoff. After that, the dead creatures go to a butcher in Santa Cruz, who cuts them into parts. Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla, have been cooking what he slaughters, eating what many people would not dare consume. He recently ate a chicken, including the heart and liver, and used the feet to make stock.
Let’s call Sarah Palin! Maybe Palin or someone in her family can tutor Zuckerberg and his girlfrield on the fine art of dressing a chicken. Heck, even the Whole Foods (Reston, Va.) Facebook page has instructions on how to butcher a chicken.