Family dinners and more
Bringing back family dinners, home cooking on the decline in Europe and UNESCO honors French cooking.
Bring back family dinners
"Everything about our current lifestyle is pushing away connectedness. That's why it's so important to put your foot down and recapture this ritual." Laurie David wants to bring the family dinner back. The climate activist and producer of An Inconvenient Truth believes that gathering the family over dinner is an opportunity where parents can teach manners and the art of conversation.
Post-World-War-II social changes took European women out of the kitchen… but it also created generations of "kitchen orphans". These are the people who never witnessed their parents cooking at home and the reason why European home cooking is on the decline. Apparently, the little conversations about food preparation between mother and daughter (or father and son) are a very effective way to teach cooking.
World cultural treasure: French cooking
UNESCO honors "intangible" world cultural treasures this year, and French cooking made the list. But its "artery-clogging richness of the saucing and the prissy presentation" is not for everyone.
From Yahoo News
No nuts allowed
Banning peanuts in the cafeteria has gone too far, warns allergy expert. Most kids aren't actually allergic to the foods they've been told to avoid. It's about time - allergyphobia is seriously detrimental to one's love life.
From Shots via NPR