Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Frozen Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches?

Do people really buy frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have never even seen them before.

Michael Pollan's NY Times magazine article this past weekend is a little to quick to dismiss the cooking shortcut. He is also too nostalgic for the 1950s. Pollan writes:
"Today the average American spends a mere 27 minutes a day on food preparation (another four minutes cleaning up); that’s less than half the time that we spent cooking and cleaning up when Julia arrived on our television screens."
It seems that Pollan is telling us that we will have a better life if we follow his lead and spend more time prepping our food and seeking out the freshest and more exotics ingredients. What he forgets is that busier people may get more pleasure from other activities at home. Playing with the kids or watching movies with the family. What do we have to give up to cook more?

I think we should cook more at home. It may help the obesity problem and I find it therapeutic but Pollan seems a bit to strident.

Still he is worth the read. Sphere: Related Content

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