Many people have asked me over the past couple of weeks if I’ve read Michael Pollan’s new book “Cooked.” I have not had a chance to read it yet, but lifestyle blogger Starre Vartan reviewed “Cooked,” and she says that the argument Pollan makes in the book “is definitely convincing.”
What’s the argument he makes? Pollan made an appearance on “The Colbert Report” recently to discuss that.
After reading Starre’s thoughts on “Cooked” and watching Colbert’s interview with Pollan, “Cooked” is going on the to-be-read pile. I’m also even more convinced that teaching my sons to cook is incredibly important. I’ve wanted to give them the skills so they can help out now, cook for themselves when they’re adults, and never see cooking as just the woman’s job. Now it seems I can add Pollan’s reasons for the importance of teaching them to cook to my list.
As an aside, I love that Pollan admitted that he has what Colbert called a “shame food.” Whenever I learn that someone like Pollan will once in a while grab something like a box of Cracker Jacks, his confessed “shame food,” I always feel better about he imperfections in eating that happen in my family.
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