A few years ago, we set out to bring cooks together from all over to exchange recipes and ideas and to support each other in the kitchen. We wanted to create a buzzing place for others who do what we do all day long: talk about food! Together we create a cookbook with the name Food Planet.
We believe that if you want to eat better, and you want to help change our food system, you need to cook. Maybe not all the time, but some. You don’t have to eat local foods every day; you don’t have to shop at the farmers market every week. But it’s good to try. We’re not extremists in a cult of purity, slow-foodness or locavorosity. We’re realists who believe in applying the best aspects of those food movements to our everyday lives.
Many cooking sites take a top-down approach, telling you what to cook and failing to give you a sense of the people and creative process behind the recipes. We don’t want to be yet another site that insists on dumbing down recipes to make them “quick” and “easy”—so we won’t.
Over the past decade, research has shown that children from families who eat together do better in school, that eating “whole” foods is healthier, that eating sustainably will save the environment. But no one has pointed out that the only way to achieve this in a comprehensive, lasting way is for people to cook.
- If you cook, your family will eat dinner together.
- If you cook, you will naturally have a more sustainable household.
- If you cook, you’ll set a lifelong example for your children.
- If you cook, you’ll understand what goes into food and will eat more healthily.
- If you cook, you’ll make your home an important place in your life.
- If you cook, you’ll make others happy.
- If you cook, people will remember you.
We look forward to cooking with you!