Monday, December 19, 2011

Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Statement: Cooking at home is not important.

Nowadays, instead of cooking at home, more and more people are dining out, which in my opinion, is a total disaster. Frequent dining out is acceptable, but daily will post a threat to individuals’ health. Everyone knows that fast food will do harm to human bodies, but they aren’t aware that some restaurant's dishes also do the same. Some chefs will add additional spices to make food more attractive and delicious. Unlike cooking by yourself, you never know what ingredients are in the food you have just a bitten. Moreover, you'll always have an eye on your own surroundings of the kitchen, but not every restaurant has the time or strength to promise every step of cleaning will be followed. Maybe a bug just happened to fall into your soup. Also, with the lack of practice, a lot of traditional recipes may become something only a few people know how to cook, and a piece of our culture will be lost eternally. In conclusion, cooking at home not only benefits to your body but also helps the culture pass from generations to generations.

- Jessie

I disagree with this theory. When you eat outside, you can’t really make sure if the food or the ingredients are fresh or made of chemicals. What if the food is expired? It may destroy your health. Also we may see some news about oil problem. We see a lot about the reused oil, and that’s also a really big problem for our health.

When cooking at home, you can choose healthier ingredients. You can make sure your food is not expired. Besides that, in some movies, we can see the whole family cooking together in their kitchen. And I really think this shows that cooking at home is a good way to improve the relationship with your family.

Many people think eating outside is more convenient than cooking at home, cause you don’t have to waste time on washing food you are going to cook. You don’t have to prepare many things. You don’t have to clean your kitchen after you cook. You also don’t have to do the dishes after you finish the meal. It’s sounds really good to eat outside, but many people don’t see the shadow behind it. You may not know if the food or the ingredients are fresh or not. You may lose your health year by year and you don’t even know about it. Cooking at home does not only keep you healthy but also is a way to get a better relationship with your family. So why not cooking at home?

- Mika

Centuries ago, the main food people ate was meat. The reason because they didn’t eat vegetables or fruits, is they didn’t know how to farm. Although they learned how to farm several years later, people still didn’t change the main dish on the table, meat. Now, not only meat, but fast food has popped up, too. Because fast food is easy to buy and prepare, people soon lost their abilities to cook, and become even fatter. Some of the people made this kind of food as their breakfast, lunch, and dinner after a few years later. Some of them became sick and fat and even died because of their blood vessel were blocked with oil. I think people should learn how to cook, because by this way, they can control the oil and sugar that they eat. Then it will be unlikely that people will die before they are twenty-years-old because of the high calories they eat. So I think the best way to control the things that you eat is cook the food by yourself.


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