January 12, 2010

Make your own damn Twinkie.

"Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.”

That gets at a lot of our issues. I love French fries, and I also know if I ate French fries every day it would not be a good thing. One of our problems is that foods that are labor or money intensive have gotten very cheap and easy to procure. French fries are a great example. They are a tremendous pain to make. Wash the potatoes, fry potatoes, get rid of the oil, clean up the mess. If you made them yourself you’d have them about once a month, and that’s probably about right. The fact that labor has been removed from special occasion food has made us treat it as everyday food. One way to curb that and still enjoy those foods is to make them. Try to make your own Twinkie. I don’t even know if you can. I imagine it would be pretty difficult. How do you get the cream in there? - Michael Pollan

From HERE.

6 comments:

Bloggers Abode said...

http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2008/06/homemade-twinkies/

I vote for Hostess.

Kathy said...

I've made my own chinese food and pizza and it's way over-rated. There's a reason it's popular as take out. And that it's bad for us.

Susan said...

I would never eat! I can't cook for shit! :(

Iheartfashion said...

So I can eat a whole pan of my own brownies?

kabrel said...

just found this blog, i'm cancelling all my plans this week, locking my kids in a room with a pile of food, faking the pig flu so I can stay in bed and read it! i'm laughing my ass off!! let me break it down...2 weight goals...facial hair or family intervention...whichever comes 1st.

dcgirl said...

I have to say, as pretentious as it sounds, that i've been following Pollan's food guidelines in "In Defense of Food" for about 6 months. And while I haven't lost any weight (I never ate much processed/junk food to begin with) it did stop slow my weight gain. Now, if only I could get off my ass and start exercising again. If only I didn't hate to sweat...