Mark Bittman's book, Cooking Solves Everything, has inspired me to do a better job of doing more cooking for myself next quarter, even if I have to cook all of my meals on the weekends and freeze them for the coming weeks.
The book focuses on the importance of eating homemade meals not only for your personal health, but also as a political and social statement.
Although this book did not tell me anything particularly new, and if you follow the local food movement or have read any of Michael Pollan's books, including Food Rules or The Omnivore's Dilemma, then this book won't leave you with any shocking new revelations. But it still might inspire you to dig through your cupboards and throw something together for yourself instead of relying on frozen or restaurant food. If you are feeling uninspired and have been relying on the frozen food aisle, I would highly recommend this short, cheap book.
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