In this video, Michael Pollan, author of the new book, Cooked, tells a horrifying story about how McDonald’s French fries are made. Skip to 3:10 in the video — you’ll be shocked.
Key Points in the Video
- Poor women who cook have healthier diets than wealthy women who don’t cook.
- In America, rates of home cooking have decreased 50% since the mid-60s.
- On average in America, we spend 27 minutes cooking per day, and 4 minutes cleaning up (which means it’s probably fast food — who can do dishes and scrub pots and pans in 4 minutes?).
- To be healthy, eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.