Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Why we cook

It is easy to lose site of why we cook. Like fashion, food recipes need to be original and fresh. Recipes can't be repeated and they certainly can't be boring. But what about teaching people the basics. Don't get me wrong, I love to watch Ina Garten and Amy Finley on the Food Network. I enjoy seeing the tools that they use and how they slice and dice. I watch for their techniques more than for the recipe. I can't help but wonder if all these cooking shows are actually scaring people out of the kitchen because the food is just too complicated. I would love to see Food Network produce a cooking show about cooking the basics like rice and oatmeal. I would also love to see more food nutrition incorporated into the shows. Um! Maybe I should write them a letter.

The basics of eating is to sustain life. Let's cook with that goal in mind.


Lydia said...

I've daydreamed about the FoodNetwork having a WAP-friendly chef in their line-up. How cool would that be!

As I see more people walking around drinking Kombucha, I have to chuckle with delight. Not that WAP invented Kombucha, but that people are hip to these kinds of tonics.

ml said...

You should totally do a video blog of you cooking oatmeal.

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