It had been working on me for days that people in this country seem either deeply engaged in food issues or completely lacking in understanding of them. So after I began writing about my own experiences with food addiction, news of the death of singer Amy Winehouse hit and before long the word ‘addiction’ was being thrown around with abandon and little respect.

Throw in some thoughts from Russell Brand, Howard Stern, Lady GaGa and the Dalai Lama on Master Chef and you get this:

Today’s Game Plan — Our Lack of Empathy for Addiction