CHICAGO — As they select schools for their children, should well-off Americans consider their college decisions a moral act?
I'm not a foodie. I have about six restaurants I frequent and there are no menus involved — the servers just bring out what I always get.
Nutrition and the fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes — issues of life-and-death importance, especially for kids — are of great concern to me. But though I cook healthy (if uninspiring) meals most nights of the week, I still harbor a child-like attachment to Cheetos, Little Debbie Fudge Brownies and other items with zero nutritional value, which I keep to a minimum.
Food media, though? That, I gorge on.
I adore listening to people talk about food (run to your nearest podcast app and subscribe to "The Sporkful," which is "not for foodies, it's for eaters").
Last Saturday, I finally binge-watched all four episodes of Michael Pollan's documentary series "Cooked" on Netflix. I had hesitated to watch it because I had already read (and loved) Pollan's 2013 book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation." But that was silly of me — the visual version was beautiful.