Michael Pollan wrote the book Cooked. In this video he explains that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations. Skip to 3:10 if you want to hear about McDonald’s french fries.
- Poor women who cook have healthier diets than wealthy women who don’t cook.
- In America, rates of home cooking have decreased 50% since the mid-60s.
- On average in America, we spend 27 minutes cooking per day, and 4 minutes cleaning up (which means it’s probably fast food — who can do dishes and scrub pots and pans in 4 minutes?).
- To be healthy, eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.
Skip the 3:10 to hear about how McDonald’s french fries are made. You’ll never want to eat them again.