Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Overheard in Cambridge

I overheard some Harvard students talking about Michael Pollan's article in the NYT Magazine last week.

"It was pretty good. The basic idea was that nutrition is really complex and we don't know as much as we can, so you shouldeat based on humanity's accumulated knowledge about food you find in traditional cuisines, instead of just eating whatever nutritionists say you should this week. So, eat real food, like what your grandparents ate. You know, don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food, like Powerbars or Oreos or yogurt."

Yogurt. Cracked me up.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids...sigh...

zp said...

Depends on the grandmother, I guess. Just (sadly) found that James Beard's crepe recipe far outshines my Oma's crepe recipe.

Tim said...

Hopefully they were not studying food science!