Author Sarah Jaffe makes a good point that there has always been gender roles when it comes to food, but her arguements against the “foodies” seemed skewed.  Michael Pollen and other foodies are correct to believe that food should be a sentimental experience that makes people want to think about the food they make and the ingredients they use.  As Sarah Jaffe explains it “foodies want to return to a world where cooking isn’t just an afterthought or something we pay others to do.”  Some people argue that “most people have little income to spare to spend on fresh food…. Cheap food that is still profitable for corporations requires cheap labor.”   But this doesn’t need to be a vicious cycle.  Money may be short for some, but if more people begin to purchase better quality food than demand should push the price down.  Corporations just respond to demand, but consumers need to demand better food and to gain an appreciation for this people need to cook themselves.

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