Friday, January 21, 2011

Food Rules Friday

Michael Pollan is an acclaimed author and whole food/heathy eating advocate. He is the author of the best selling "In Defense of Food" and "The Omnivore's Dillemma."

Rule # 28: "If you have the space, buy a freezer."

A freezer dedicated to longer storage than the kitchen refrigerator/freezer may allow the consumer to prolong use of the good natural foods purchased at farmers markets.  It also provides storage space if one finds a good source of natural, pastured meat that may be more economical to buy in larger quantitiy.

1 comment:

Don said...

Unless your family eats massive quantities of meat and buys whole sides of beef, I think a freezer is just a huge waste of energy. Besides, it's cheaper to buy the more economical cuts on sale than to buy a mixture that includes cuts you wouldn't normally buy.

I'm also not convinced that buying fresh vegetables and freezing them is any better than buying premium brand frozen vegetables at the store. I've got Birds Eye frozen peas in the freezer, and the label says, "Ingredients: Peas." There are no chemicals, additives, or preservatives. They don't even add salt.