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Cooking, A Lost Art

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Al Mohler has a very interesting article on the loss of cooking in Western culture.  Also worth checking out is this NY Times article by Michael Pollan (author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma).  It’s long, but has some great insights into the importance of cooking and why it’s fallen from fashion in our culture.  You can also listen to an NPR interview with Pollan here.

What do you think?  Were you raised in a cooking family or taught to cook as you grew up?  How has that affected the way you do or don’t cook today?  Do you think the notion of cooking is overrated in these articles, or is it something we should try to do more of?

These articles coincide with the release of the movie Julie and Julia, which is about Julia Child.  It’s at our local theater–I want to go!  Here’s the trailer.


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  1. The articles make me sigh with disappointment. Cecil and I often drive through Houma (many times trying to decide where to have dinner) and say, “Does anyone cook anymore”, because every restaurant is packed. I love to cook and should definately do more of it.

    Cooking is a lost art-or fast becoming one. And I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that we live in a “microwave society” and we either don’t have time to wait, or don’t want to wait for a good, home-cooked meal. Though, I have found that with a little planning, I can have a decent dinner prepared in less time than it takes us to drive to town, wait for a table, eat, then drive home.

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