Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cooked


I saw Michael Pollan speak on Tuesday which was a dream come true! I found myself nodding and clapping practically every time he opened his mouth. His ideas and opinions on food are simple and seemingly obvious. I wish the transformation were only that easy! I'll leave you with a quote from his latest book, Cooked, which we all received signed copies of. Still geeking out!

Well, in a world where so few of us are obliged to cook at all anymore, to choose to do so is to lodge a protest against specialization—against the total rationalization of life. Against the infiltration of commercial interests into every last cranny of our lives. To cook for the pleasure of it, to devote a portion of our leisure to it, is to declare our independence from the corporations seeking to organize our every waking moment into yet another occasion for consumption. (Come to think of it, our nonwaking moments as well: Ambien, anyone?) It is to reject the debilitating notion that, at least while we’re at home, production is work best done by someone else, and the only legitimate form of leisure is consumption. This dependence marketers call freedom.