I’ve been reading a book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan and giving a lot more thought to the food in my pantry. Here’s an example:

Rule 2 ~ Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.

I never met one of my grandmothers but over the years many family members have told me that she was a wonderful cook. I even have her old Modern Priscilla Cook Book (c. 1930). The cover is tattered and the pages are splattered, and the recipes call for basic ingredients. In other words, real food.

Today I cook with olive oil instead of so much butter, less cream, more seasonings, and a lot more garlic, but I still think my grandmother would approve…of both my cooking and Michael Pollan’s food rule.

Bon appetit!

Until next time,

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