More of a heads up than anything:
Another fantastic article from Pollan appears in the Times this week. This one's about home cooking, or more precisely, our lack thereof, particularly in the age of the Food Network.
One nice quote:
"Bear with me. Consider for a moment the proposition that as a human activity, cooking is far more important — to our happiness and to our health — than its current role in our lives, not to mention its depiction on TV, might lead you to believe. Let’s see what happens when we take cooking seriously."
I haven't got the time or energy for a thoughtful response, but if you haven't read this article (it's a long one), I highly suggest making the time to get through it.