I don’t usually do this, but so much of what I feel about the food culture in America – what it is, what’s wrong with the way it is, what it should be, and what we can do about it – is argued very articulately in this NYTimes article by Mark Bittman.
From the article: “Real cultural changes are needed to turn this around. Somehow, no-nonsense cooking and eating — roasting a chicken, making a grilled cheese sandwich, scrambling an egg, tossing a salad — must become popular again, and valued not just by hipsters in Brooklyn or locavores in Berkeley. The smart campaign is not to get McDonald’s to serve better food but to get people to see cooking as a joy rather than a burden, or at least as part of a normal life.”
Let’s all make cooking a joy again! I know I do . . .