Sunday, August 2, 2009

Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch

Great article in the New York Times today by Michael Pollan!

"'s what I don't get: How is it that we are so eager to watch other people browning beefcubes on screen but so much less eager to brown them ourselves? For the rise of Julia Child as a figure of cultural consequence -- along with Alice waters and Mario Batali and Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse and whoever is crowned the next Food Network star -- has, paradoxically, coincided with the rise of fast food, home-meal replacements and the decline and fall of everyday home cooking."

Read the entire article here.


  1. Thanks for posting this natalie. It's a longish one though...and towards the middle I was wondering if if was going anywhere. In the end Pollan pulls through and the last couple of pages deliver some great "food for thought."

  2. Michael Pollan, a respected thinker and certainly provocative, has become mandarin in his writing.