Eating out has become both a necessity (you have to feed your family) and sport (you have to keep up with Jones) in America, but so has cooking at home. There are weekend warrior cooks like Seattle-based Quynh Nguyen of Nha22.com, who told me that she's been working her way through Thomas Keller's amazing Ad Hoc cookbook and hosting weekly dinner parties. I head to my kitchen for many reasons, some of them visceral and others practical. Last year, food writer, cookbook author and acclaimed blogger Amy Sherman popped this question: Why do you cook, Andrea?
For months, I went about mulling over my responses, jotting down notes in a small spiral notebook. Over the weekend, I gathered them all up and sent them to Amy, who published my 13 reasons here:
Why do YOU cook, Andrea Nguyen? (on CookingwithAmy)
Take a read and share your reasons on why you cook. If you don't cook, tell us about why you don't! There's no shame in not cooking. Being a good eater is mighty fine too.