To help fulfill my goal from last week of reading more food blogs (and my ongoing goal of prioritizing family--my Mama is coming to town today for the week!), I figured I'd spend the week re-posting great posts/articles from other blogs or news sources from around the web.
And since I started this blog, way back when, with a reference to Mark Bittman, I feel a duty to pass on good things he has to say, even though many of you probably see his articles in the NYT even without my mediation.
This week he wrote a quick article, "Make Food Choices Simple: Cook," about how much easier it is to eat in healthy, ethical, inexpensive ways when cooking at home rather than eating out. An excerpt:
"When I cook, though, everything seems to go right. I shop an average of every two weeks in a supermarket, and make a couple of trips a week to smaller stores. I’m aware that my choices are mostly imperfect, but I rarely conclude that I should make a burger and fries for dinner or provide a pound per person of prison-raised pork served with fruit from 10,000 miles away, followed by a cake full of sugar and artificial ingredients. Yet, for the most part, that describes restaurant food."
I don't think Bittman is an exceptional writer, but I do think he does a great job of selecting really pertinent topics and capturing just enough of the essential aspects of those topics to draw people in and expose his readers to ideas they may not have previously considered.
What do you all think? Eating out versus staying in? What do we get out of restaurants that makes us keep going back?