Before talking about a good article I read recently, I’d like to share a sentence from a book by Ruth Reichl, Delicious! There was lots to love about this book, but one of the sentences that stuck with me was, “A great meal is an experience that nourishes more than your body.” It’s really true, and sometimes so difficult to remember, when you don’t want to cook for just yourself, or you’re too busy to cook, or you hate to plan a meal…………..
“Civil Eats” had a very readable summary of The Madrid Statement about nonstick, greaseproof, or waterproof kitchen products. Particularly important was the paragraph – “These chemicals are used in fast food wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, in baked goods packaging, hamburger clamshells, and disposable paper plates. And as durable as these compounds are, under some circumstances, they can end up in food. In fact, these chemicals have been found in meat, fish, dairy, and produce.” – See more at: Civil Eats. While I’ve been eliminating nonstick cookware, I haven’t been as vigilant about packaging, linings, etc. Sometimes, I want to believe that companies surely wouldn’t produce things that harm us – if for no other reason than – they are potentially killing their customer base!