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A third way to think about fast food

Erik at LGM captures some of my growing discomfort with Mark Bittman's political approach to the question of improving national nutrition.  Bittman has taken to scolding people for being lazy more than looking at the underlying reasons people don't cook more.  I somewhat agreed with a rant he had a…

The convenience of cooking at home

Mark Bittman always strikes me as a mellow kind of writer, passionate about his issues but slow to anger. So I was surprised to read his angry response to McDonald’s introducing oatmeal as part of the “pretend we have healthy food” thing they do. As you imagine, the oatmeal is…

New Year’s Food Thread

Happy New Year! One thing I don’t particularly love about holidays is that I get kind of bored, with everything being closed and there being practically an obligation not to work. So, I’m spending some time, before we go to brunch, doing some cooking. Which, in turn, made me think…

Why folks don’t cook more, part gazillion and one

Last time I posted on this issue, I had a revelation when a number of people popped up in comments and elsewhere, begging me for the recipe for the dish I posted. I will confess that this threw me for a loop, in part because I had just found the…

Red Curry Lamb Burgers With Goat Cheese

Today, Mark Bittman put up a recipe for lamb burgers, which was funny, because I’d just finished making lamb burgers…and loving the hell out of them. One of the benefits to living in Southeast Michigan is that ground lamb is ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive. It’s also, as Bittman points out,…

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