Chop, Fry, Boil: Eating for One, or 6 Billion
The variety of food the average American consumes has diminished due to laziness. By learning a handful of simple recipes the average consumer can increase their nutritional intake, save money, and have better tasting food. The recipes discussed in the article are tasty, more healthy and requires little knowledge about cooking in order to produce the dish. The article however is not based in evidence. There is no statistics or citation that back up any of the author’s claims. The benefits the article states are logical but needs more evidence.
Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch
The reason for some flaws in our society are due to America’s focus on consumption. People are more willing to watch cooking shows than actually cook. As a result we see less role models for women, a shift towards outsourcing the production of food, and a break down in culture in America. For every argument made in this article, the author provides example and evidence. The author uses statistics from reputable sources and compares examples from the past and their modern day equivalent in order to get the point across.
“The Queen of Mold”
Depending on what people eat, determines what kind of person that said person is. The way people talk about food and consumes it also provides details about the person’s personality. This author, James Miller, uses anecdotal evidence in order to back his claim. Albeit clever and persuasive, the piece does not have enough empirical evidence to support its claim. It does however gives a professional perspective about food and how it portrays character.