Just few days ago I was reading this gr8 book called "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan. This interesting small detail completely took be aback.
"Did you know the average time that an American takes to cook his meals of the day is around 27 min for preparing food and 4 min cleaning in the year 1995.While some 30 yrs ago it was 44 min for preparing of food and 21 min of cleaning ."
Well what is that takes you aghast when you read this few lines . Are we eating so unhealthy , junk , fast food or just we eat a lot outside or cooked meals or frozen meals .The best chef's of the world would agree that what really appeals to a human brain with regards to food is the smell of the food then the actual taste . So even cooking so little time do we get that charm or necessary flavor from the food , or we just eat to go on moving and forget the health part .
Coming from India were every meal at least takes 2 to 3 hrs of cooking time , forget the actual planing time for the meal ,even I was surprised when I saw how food is cooked and eaten here .Quick microwave , cold cut sandwich or BBQ which hardly takes time .Are we doing justice to our own body .
The author of book properly quotes "we are a nation where we are over feed , but under nourished " Interesting ha an ...
Do you agree on it ... What do you think that really matters just the food eaten or how it is cook .
Think and do let me know .The ball is in your court now .. Speak !!
Posted By Sudeep