I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked and watching the Netflix show. This is my favorite line from the book:

Easy. You want Americans to eat less? I have the diet for you. Cook it for yourself. Eat anything you want–just as long as you’re willing to cook it yourself.

There’s a very similar line in the show too:

Eat anything you want. Enjoy all of your food. Anything you want. You want apple pie? Have a whole apple pie tonight. You want cookies with that apple pie? And ice cream with that apple pie? I’ll allow you to eat all the cookies, all the ice cream, and all the pie you can have tonight. I’m just gonna ask you to do one thing. Make all of them. Make the apple pie, make the ice cream, make the cookies. And you know what I know is gonna happen? You’re not having apple pie, ice cream, or cookies tonight.

Image Credit: Justin making an apple pie by Justin Leonard on Flickr.






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