Monday, August 3, 2009

Food in persepective

This photo is hilarious. I came across this interesting piece on

Julia Child being filmed, circa 1963

"Michael Pollan wonders in the New York Times why there has been such a proliferation of shows on food, even a whole food network, not to mention Emeril and others on Planet Green. But Pollan notes that in fact fewer people are cooking than ever before:

"Today the average American spends a mere 27 minutes a day on food preparation (another four minutes cleaning up); that’s less than half the time that we spent cooking and cleaning up when Julia arrived on our television screens. It’s also less than half the time it takes to watch a single episode of “Top Chef” or “Chopped” or “The Next Food Network Star.” What this suggests is that a great many Americans are spending considerably more time watching images of cooking on television than they are cooking themselves — an increasingly archaic activity they will tell you they no longer have the time for."


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