Michael Pollan Explores Why We Watch Cooking Shows

Untitled, From the Road, North Carolina, 2009 ©Russell Kaye

Needless to say, I am fascinated by the concept of food and our culture. Today's Sunday Times has the newest installment of the Pollan Chronicles. This time he explores Julia Child and the birth of the cooking show as well as the success of the Food Network.

My favorite quote of Pollan's from todays story has to be the following:

"Food shows are the campfires in the deep cable forest, drawing us like hungry wanderers to their flames."

Read the whole story here on the NY Times.

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