Belated Earth Day Wishes

Earth Day is a great idea, to raise awareness of  how human activity is affecting the planet and how we can change our behavior to save the planet, or at least make the situation less dire.

Every Earth Day I ponder the idea of doing some sort of post about how through supporting farmers, living sustainably, cooking real food at home, composting having a garden no matter how small, taking public transit, we can all do small things to make a difference.

This year I sort of felt like I should give you all a break given you hear most of that here on a weekly basis anyway 😉

When my friend Kurt (thanks Kurt!) sent me this Michael Pollen video it struck me as the perfect post for Earth Day.   My favorite part of the video is towards the end when is talking about a conversation he has with corporate food marketer who believes in the not so distant future that home cooking will be obsolete and quaint like quilting.  Pollan, as you can see from the title of the video: How Cooking Can Change Your Life, has different feelings than the marketing guy.

What do you think?  Watch the video and let me know if you think cooking is going the way of the Dodo.

Happy belated Earth Day to you all.




About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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