Mark Bittman wrote a great article that appeared in Time Magazine, “The Truth About Home Cooking.” In it he says something I’ve always believed was significant – “Shouldn’t preparing—and consuming—food be a source of comfort, pride, health, well-being, relaxation, sociability? Something that connects us to other humans?” We have lots of fresh foods and ingredients available, loads of information, and plenty of recipes, but we still continue to believe that we don’t have time, and that some prepared food we buy is just as good as using fresh ingredients.
The second article of significance was in the Washington Post about our National Food Policy, and it discusses the importance of a food system that supports the health of human beings.
If you have some time, listen to Michael Pollan when he receives the Nierenberg Award for Science in the Public Interest. It’s about a half hour discussion on the production, economics, and politics of food.