The more connected we become, the harder it is to find space for consistent cooking. Everyday life means being constantly connected to tons of things and people simultaneously through texts, emails, Tweets, and Facebook and Instagram posts. The same goes with food. It’s far easier to rely on takeout — especially when there’s an easy app that can deliver meals to your door with a click of a button.
The thing is, cooking does take an amount of pre-meditation. To want to cook is to want to plan. Cooking means taking yourself away from instant satisfaction and immersing yourself in sounds and smells, which can be nourishing in ways that takeout isn’t.