Do You Want Good Food? Cook Yourself!

momsnightoffCooking can change our lives.

Not only by the obvious fact that we practice something we are not used to, i.e. cooking.

Cooking can change our lives profoundly according to Michael Pollan, an American writer, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

The author argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.

I already mentioned some benefits of cooking in my Top 5 Reasons To Start Cooking post. What Michael Pollan does is looking at the issue from a much wider sociological perspective.

His insightful and inspiring lecture is a must for everyone who cares about himself, his family and humankind in general.

“Real men don’t cook” – I’ve heard this many times for the last few years.

Well, I’ll tell you this. Real men cook. Cockroaches don’t.

Stop buying. Start cooking.

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2 thoughts on “Do You Want Good Food? Cook Yourself!

  1. I saw this video a long time ago, and it made a deep impression. It’s such a shocking point that it doesn’t really matter WHAT you eat, if you cook for yourself (or, by extension, for your family) you are far less likely to become overweight than if you don’t. There is just so much crap in processed food that is there for the purposes of making it a commercially viable product: shelf life, color, appeal to the sugar addiction, cheaper ingredients that increase the profit margin) and have nothing to do with making good food.

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  2. Absolutely agree. There are so many benefits of cooking, and so many disadvantages of not doing so. Also, I think people tend to cook less nowadays because they simply got lazier. “Have no time” is one of the most popular excuses (though it can be true sometimes). I don’t always cook myself, but the more I do, the better I feel :).

    Thank you for your comment Theo!

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