Cooking Coaches

Sometimes I fantasize about Mark Bittman coming over to my house for dinner. I’d cook as I usually do, but Mark might interject with suggestions to improve my technique, change up the flavors, or something similar.

When I read Michael Pollan write about how people don’t cook anymore, it occurs to me that other people might benefit too—people who don’t know that you can make pasta sauce in the time it takes to boil water for pasta, for example.

As we’ve all been deskilled by the consumption industry, maybe we need cooking coaches to get us back on track.