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The hearth is in the kitchen,
This review is from: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Hardcover)
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Who would have thought that a book about different ways of cooking (fire, water, air and earth) could be inspiring, moving, gripping and thought-provoking. It also helped me understand why we love cooking in my family.
My mother will love the emphasis on the family as a place of nurturing and the importance of food preparation.
The book takes a project approach to cooking without detailed recipes - a new way of introducing cooking. This could be a great basis for a course for young teenagers - cooking's not about being either a celebrity chef or being tied to the kitchen. There's a more exciting way of thinking about it. This book could start something really significant.
Michael Pollan makes sense of so many thinks I've thought of but never researched myself. The section on the "body" smell of cheese is fascinating. It may put you off cheese, but only if you don't already love it.