Michael Pollan bakes a badass loaf of bread. Also: It’s never too late to learn to cook.
As Pollan sees it, a return to cooking in our culture is about much more than the pleasures of the table. “At a certain point the national movement toward a more sustainable, alternative food system will falter if people don’t cook and keep insisting corporations cook their meals,” he says. “There is no hope of maintaining the farmers’ market movement and building an alternative agriculture if cooking continues to decline. Cooking is the key towards reforming the food system.”
The author of the recent Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation shares his kitchen wisdom in my interview with him for Diablo magazine.
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