Michael Pollen narrates this Monty Python-esque animated short about nutrition that talks about how (spoiler alert) if you want to eat junk food, it’s best if you make it at home.
It reminds me of when I used to work at the Food Network I heard this statistic, that may be apocryphal, but I believe, which is that we now live in a time when more people watch cooking shows than ever before and yet fewer people cook than ever before.
I find it ridiculous when people say: I don’t have the time to cook.
It’s like saying you don’t have the time to go to the bathroom, or have sex or sleep…I mean it is essential! You don’t have time to make yourself food which fuels your existence?
Sure you can order in and by the time you place the order, wait for it to arrive at your place and eat it you could have easily prepared a simple meal for yourself, saved yourself money and eaten something that was better for you. Going to a restaurant is the same deal. The time it takes to get to a restaurant, order, eat and come home is the same amount of time it would have taken you to put a chicken and some potatoes into the oven. So what gives? Watch the video 😉
And don’t get me wrong I love eating out, but not always. It’s an occasional treat not a daily routine.
It does perplex me: how is it we find ourselves in a cultural that thinks one of the primary things humans need to do is too much of a bother it’s best left for someone else to do?
Sorry, can you tell I feel strongly about this? I’ll shut up now.