a case for cooking food


hungry? aren’t we all? americans are starving, and it’s certainly not for the lack of food. no, it’s for the lack of knowledge, simplicity, and love in our food. we’re at once the most overweight and nutrition-deprived people, ever, and i’m not the only one who’s narrowed down the cause to our habit of letting others (most especially corporations, who may not have our best interests at heart) feed us.

take back your dinner! and your breakfast, and your lunch, your midnight snacks, your rhubarb fool and your bagel, chevre and black forest ham sandwich. take back your asparagus and green garlic frittata, your artichoke gratin, your watercress and bacon salad, your oatmeal bread with butter and honey.

take it back, discover taste again, regain your connection with what you put in your body. it’s not as hard as you think. and it just might make you cry, laugh, dance, fall in love.

cook your food.

sarah gilbert

Affiliation locavore, chicken keeper, and mama of boys
Website http://www.cafemama.com/

sarah is a woman cursed with many passions, ranging from the highly geeky (she has a thing for spreadsheets) to the downright zany (keeping chickens of course!). she doesn’t like to drive, instead biking and busing around portland, often with her three very dirty but nonetheless adorable little boys in tow. she prefers shopping for greens and cheeses at the farmer’s market to a trip to costco. she blogs for a living, but if you were to see her around town, she’d likely be taking pictures of left-behind starbucks cups or knitting a hat or drinking stumptown’s latest fancy bean. if it’s late at night, chances are she’s futzing around on twitter or writing something entirely too revealing.