A recent review of Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked has re-inspired me to start blogging again. It struck a chord, because cooking is a complicated subject in my house.  I feel a little bit like a fraud. Even though I know that home cooking is healthier for my family and for the environment, I don’t like to cook. I consider myself an environmentalist through and through. I buy organic and locally food. I have been a member of my local CSA for over 8 years. I have advocated for healthier food in my kids schools. I turn my nose up at processed foods and read food labels obsessively.  I have even been focusing much of my time in the last several months in marketing the organic greens that are growing on our families farm upstate. I know eating less meat is important. I know eating more vegetables is key. What I don’t know, is how to make myself like to cook.  And I avoid cooking at all cost. I am good at gathering/shopping for food. I am good at knowing what is healthy to eat. I am just not good at making it. I am going to write about my attempts to actually start cooking healthier meals (i.e more plants and less meat). And I will let you know how it goes. The good, the bad and all the mess in between. Wish me luck and please send advice and recipes my way.


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  1. Lindsay says:

    I’m reading it right now and LOVE it! Glad to see it’s been inspiring to you as well :)