Thanks for the informative column on the Slow Cooking movement. It does not appear that those promoting it mention the root cause of these weight gains in the industrialized world. Could it be, in part, the lack of physical exercise? I don’t think it can all be blamed on food alone.
I am a member of the last generation who was “schooled,” in fact it was mandatory for girls to attend home economics classes in the 7th and 8th grade. One semester of sewing and one semester of “kitchen arts” for two consecutive years, a requirement in the State of California. Before High School graduation, another requirement was one full year (Senior) of general Home Economics, which included household management, checking accounts, furnishing, food budgets, decorating, etc. Every female student was required to take this class to graduate. How far we have come since then.
Although I was on the college preparatory track, the lessons I learned in those classes have served me well throughout my life. Simple things like handling the checkbook and basic cooking skills. Perhaps, we should change the term from “slow cooking” to “cooking from scratch,” which is the American term for this activity. I’ve always enjoyed cooking because of the creativity that can be involved with food preparation.p>Thanks again for the article. br> — Edda Gahm br> Diamond Bar, California /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?