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                              Alerted about an article on Slate that runs counter to my own convictions, I was inclined to regard it as misguided, inelegant and leave it at that. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The home cooked dinner is “expensive and time-consuming and often done for a bunch of ingrates who would rather just be eating fast food,” the journalist Amanda Marcotte concludes, using a study by three NC State University sociologists as her springboard, a study that argues something even more ridiculous: “The idea that home cooking is inherently ideal reflects an elite foodie standpoint.” What I couldn’t stop thinking about was the author’s conviction that home-cooked meals shared by the family is a romantic notion, not to mention harmful to those who Read On »

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Great ideas for making gnocchi from Mark Bittman and Mario Batali, via New York Times.

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Mark Bittman shares his recipe for shortbread cookies, which are a true classic, via NYT.

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Adjust the US diet and save billions of dollars in healthcare. Should we tax unhealthy food? via NYT.

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