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New Age Meets Stone Age – Cavemen! – Offbeat Episode Comes to Vice Versus, The Original Weekly Urban Culture Series on Babelgum’s Metropolis Channel
Do chicken’s hearts, bone marrow and plenty of meat sound like your ideal dinner party fare? Then this group of New York City hunter-gatherers could be right up your street.
The latest episode of Babelgum’s weekly look at offbeat underground trends, Vice Versus, profiles this tribe of Paleo dieters which has grown to more than 300 members since its founding in July 2009. The group believes in living according to ancient human principles by taking an evolutionary approach to health and fitness. These cavemen-like practitioners try to mimic the types of foods that humans would eat in the wild, which they see as the types of foods to which our bodies are naturally adapted.
Though there is one tribal chieftain of the New York Paleo diet group, any member of the group may take the lead at any time to guide it to the next meat centric BBQ, icy swim in the ocean or simple caveman cooking class. It is at these Paleo cooking soirees where Babelgum viewers learn to make a particularly delicious appetizer, full of minerals but made with one key beastly ingredient, chicken hearts. Though these kinds of recipes give non-Paleo’s a great starting point at eating organ meats, it is not the only thing that defines one’s primal side. Paleo’s also view themselves as being apart of a tight community that takes pride in trying to live as close to human nature as possible.
Every Tuesday, Vice Versus takes Babelgum viewers to another of the world’s major cities to unearth the strangest, weirdest and most exciting underground scenes and cultures (available at www.babelgum.com/viceversus.) Vice Versus is the first VICE production for Metropolis, the Babelgum channel dedicated to urban culture, art, design and fashion. Check out the action via below links to this original Babelgum series.
You can watch the 4 minute video at this link or the embedded version below. And watch for the familiar faces of John Durant from his new blog, Hunter-Gatherer, and Melissa McEwan from Hunt.Gather.Love.