Recently, I spoke with a few young people about food and cultures. Even though living in Chicago, some of them shrugged at the thought of trying…

Recently, I spoke with a few young people about food and cultures. Even though living in Chicago, some of them shrugged at the thought of trying ethnic food. They yuck at strange-looking dishes even though they’ve yet to try them once. What is more bizarre is that many people growing up in America only like highly processed food. Chicken needs to be boneless, wrapped in powdered, overly flavored with an artificial mixture before fried up in a pan filled with greasy oil. Many young people consider being health conscious a pretentious act of the rich. It might be. But for many, it is simply the awareness that one is what one eats and the long-term consequences of eating McDonald’s everyday are costly and painful.
Even eating requires us to take a step out of our comfort zone, try new ideas, and be responsible for ourselves.
– Phy

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