If you have been around here for a while you know that I am a fan of Mark Bittman. (Just search this blog with his name and you'll get the idea.) His cookbook, How to Cook Everything was eye opening for me. I learned how to do all sorts of things and cook some fantastically simple and splendid food. He also pretty well. And I have loved reading his articles in the New York Times as he has lobbied and pushed for whole and unprocessed food. This latest piece, "Bad Food? Tax it and Subsidize Vegetables" was right up there for me.
I've seen so many people scoff at local produce and whole foods as being elitist, since you really can pay more per calorie for whole foods (complete, unprocessed foods) than you do for processed and refined calories. Surely something is wrong with this picture. Why do I pay more for whole grains than stripped down, bleached, bromated and fortified ones? Especially in the cereal isle. It frustrates me endlessly.
Link over and read the article. Bittman has some great ideas that I would LOVE to see happen. And tell me what you think. Do you think that eating well comes off as elitist?