Kitchens remain underutilized

Re "Your friend, the kitchen," Opinion, May 21

How refreshing to read Paul Roberts' article about the ironies of America's food culture. Given that we are inundated with 24-hour TV food programming and the rise of celebrity chefs, a visiting foreigner might think that Americans take a great personal interest in cooking, but the opposite is true.

Considering that the heart of our nation's food basket lies in Central California, it is ironic that people haven't taken a greater personal interest in food, cooking and the art of celebration. Instead, people have allowed corporate America to direct and define our relationship with food. It's unfortunate.

Martin Mulvihill

Huntington Beach

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