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Culinate Newsletter August 12 09

(mailing, James Berry)

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 h1. Dear readers,
 What does "cooking" mean to you? In his latest article in the New York Times Magazine Michael Pollan suggests that for one reason and another, Americans have gotten too far away from cooking, but that the act of cooking "matters — a lot."

 Pollan uses the phrase "everyday cooking," which we at Culinate celebrate, but even that can be hard to define. Are we still cooking, some ask (and rightly so) when we start with something partially prepared — a roasted chicken from the market, say, or precut butternut squash — to create a nourishing meal?

  What also matters, in my view, is that we are asking questions about our food: Where's this from? Is it raised ethically and sustainably? Is it clean? We've put together a list of [/articles/features/sustainablefoodresoucesonline?utmsource=NL20090812&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=Sustainablefoodresoucesonline&utmcampaign=Pollancookingmatters "10 websites that will help you increase your food awareness."] Of course, there are many more good ones out there; please add your favorites in the comments section. 
 Kim Carlson
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