With all of the cooking shows and a network dedicated to the same topic, I think we have forgotten that food does not have to be "pretty!"

I am sure there is a psychological effect to the "if it looks good, it automatically tastes good," approach.

Take into consideration this little piggy that I spotted at the Woods N Water Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City, MI. A whole pig splayed out over coals with smoke literally coming out underneath its jowls. An animal activists worst nightmare! But to me, it was an absolute thing of beauty!! Not to mention, one of the tastiest items I had all weekend.

So the next time you poo-poo ugly food, take a second to taste what you might be missing. You might be surprised how good it really is. Then again, maybe not.