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MY MISSION

We have fallen out of the habit over the years of cooking at home. When I say we I mean truly all people. People from all fields, races and income brackets rely mostly on prepared foods for almost all of what we eat. Not only that, but almost all of our collective meals are eaten on the go. We are too busy with work, school, kids, and all other aspects of our lives to spend time thinking about what we eat and now we have forgotten, as a culture, how to eat. The number of cookbooks currently in the world is astounding and the number of cooking related TV shows is higher than it has ever been. So high in fact that the food network has now created it’s own spin-off network to fill the extra time for new shows. Even with the heavy access and exposure to food and cooking we are eating fewer home cooked meals, in more of a hurry and spending less money on food than ever in history. The food system we have in place now offers us high calorie foods for lower prices than has ever been available in history, but the food systems are more troubled than ever before. I started this website bring these issues to light and attempt to offer all people a means with which to understand things that are happening in our food system and, when necessary, what we can do to make things a bit better. The recipes on this site do not contain measurements or quantities, the idea being that food and cooking is relative and should be done to taste more than by measurement. I support growing and raising food, but the emphasis on this page is towards cooking at home. When we increase the amount we cook at home we tend to buy and eat better foods. Home cooking creates camaraderie amongst friends and closer ties between families and communities. I don’t expect everyone to become an expert chef, but I want to help turn more people into accomplished amateurs. It’s also important that this sharing of ideas be done in a cheerful and embracing way. Through the ideas and recipes on this website I want to encourage all people regardless of class, creed or race to embrace fresh produce, humanely raised meat and handmade foods and encourage friends and families to sit down to home cooked meals together. For no person can be poor who has the love of their family and enough food to eat.

contact: learninglifefromscratch@gmail.com

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet Cardoza permalink
    September 23, 2009 10:22 am

    Fantastic!!

    I am so excited about this work. education is the way to change the world.

  2. October 5, 2009 11:01 pm

    Fantastic work, AC! Keep up the great work hombre.

  3. Vasilios permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:46 pm

    I like the well done boot. Nice site, keep it going

  4. Maria-Stella permalink
    May 23, 2010 7:50 am

    I’m inspired by the laid back, non-crazed-chef vibe of these videos. That will surely inspire and get us eating right! Thank you for your initiative!

  5. Brian Burkhardt permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:52 pm

    Enjoying the site. I will try to make some of your meals look as good as you make the look. Good seeing you last week.

  6. Rachel Binderup permalink
    September 23, 2010 10:45 pm

    yummy apple cobbler!

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