Levana Kirschenbaum talks about In Short Order, a cookbook that offers an alternative way of eating to the sugar-, salt- and fat-rich foods of all too many North American diets. Take a look too at Levana cooks dairy-free! BOOK, KINDLE
Catherine Campbell Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 6:09pm
I disagree with Levana Kirschenbaum's interpretation of Americans' valuing foods that are made by someone else. I have simply not known this to be true, that folks are proud, as she said, to have bought something rather than made it themselves. I know this is the culture of fast food and processed food, but I don't think that actually translates in terms of what makes us proud, or what we truly desire or value.
On the contrary, I think for many of us we are sadly missing the time and energy (and even relationships) that allow us to eat home cooked meals, and enjoy in the dining and social rituals around the dinner table. But it's a loss, that we feel... not something that makes us proud.
I know there are commercials out there that make a mother look smug because everyone loves her pot roast that she got out of a box in the freezer section. But that's a commercial.
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