En español | I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I believe that food is our most important resource. Next to breathing, eating is one thing we do every day to survive.
If you're celebrating National Soul Food Month and Juneteenth this month, you're probably well acquainted with crispy fried chicken, ham hock-laden collard greens, smothered pork chops and gooey macaroni and cheese.
Fast food is frequently blamed for the rise in obesity across the nation. Although a causal relationship between fast food and surplus pounds in adults has yet to be established, one study clearly linked the rise of childhood obesity with the rise in children's fast-food consumption. According to the study of 6,212 children, one out of every three children eats fast food on a daily basis, and the trend "likely packs on about six extra pounds per child per year."
Everybody in my family knows that I love to cook (cheapskate-style, of course). So for holiday gifts, people often give me kitchen utensils or small cooking appliances.
My wife and I invited two other couples over for brunch last Sunday. We like getting together with friends, particularly in our home instead of an expensive restaurant. We'd rather see friends more often over a simple, home cooked meal, than less frequently for a pricey dinner out.
I am in love with this woman. Clara, 93-year old cook and great grandmother, not only shows us how food was cooked during the Great Depression, but tells us stories from her childhood during that time. It's a wonderful way to learn how to cook while listening to some intriguing tales. You can also check out her website here.
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