DIY Myth

from The Browser ten years ago:

Cooked: A DIY Manifesto

Michael Pollan | Medium | 17th April 2013

Why we should take the trouble to cook at home. It keeps us alert, independent, informed; in touch with our food and the way it is produced. "In a world where so few of us are obliged to cook at all, to choose to do so is to lodge a protest against specialisation — against the total rationalisation of life. Against the infiltration of commercial interests into every last cranny of our lives" (1,565 words)

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