Quote

“For Is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?”

-Michael Pollan (1955-), American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism

I am currently reading his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which is where I found this quote).

Quote

“Cooking – of whatever kind, everyday or extreme – situates us in the world in a very special place, facing the natural world on one side and the social world on the other. The cook stands squarely between nature and culture, conducting a process of translation and negotiation. Both nature and culture are transformed by the work. And in the process, I discovered, so is the cook.”

-Michael Pollan  (1955-), American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism

I am currently reading his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which is where I found this quote).