Let me start by saying this: I really hate to cook. I used to love it, probably because it was a way my dad and I bonded before I got married, but in my mid-to-late 20s it’s become one of my least favorite activities. I always say that if I could eat out for every single meal, I would gladly do so. I, of course, make pretty healthy choices when I eat out, often getting rice and veggie bowls or salads or sushi. But after watching Michael Pollan’s documentary series, Cooked, this week while recovering from a sore throat, I’m feeling sort of convicted health-wise.
The basic premise? Cooking is part of what makes us human, and truly the best choice we can make for our health. The series explores the origins of cooking from the perspective of the four natural elements: fire, water, air and earth. It’s about the way food connects us all as human beings an urges us to abandon processed modern food in favor of home-cooked meals.
Here’s a peek at the trailer—definitely a series worth watching! (Although, confession: I didn’t watch the first part on “fire” (aka meat)! Too gross sounding for me, haha.)
Do you like to cook? Have you watched this series yet (or read the book)?
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