Tuesday, August 11, 2009
No Solar Cooking in Phoenix Today
It was too cloudy to do any solar cooking so I spent the day thinking about cooking instead. I read Michael Pollan's recent article, 'Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch', this afternoon. In it he talks about the decline of cooking. A food-marketing researcher that he interviewed claimed that within a few generations people will no longer cook at all. It got me wondering if cooking really is a dying art. I know many people, most of whom have children, who seem proud of the fact that they don't cook. It makes me sad to think that their families will never know what it's like to sit down to a home cooked meal. I hope the researcher is wrong. I hope people will tire of consuming low quality cheap food. I hope they will turn off their T.V. and find their way back into the kitchen. I also hope Michael Pollan will start following my blog.