In Majumdar's quest to eat everthing everywhere he eats at a lot of restaurants. He also spends time finding out how food is made - visiting wineries, butchers, and other places where food is processed. And he knows how to cook, enjoys it, and even takes a cooking lesson from a Japanese housewife. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food argues that we don't cook much anymore, even as we watch more and more cooking shows. Cooking from scratch with raw ingredients is becoming a lost art as we allow corporations to prepare our food for us.
Michael Pollan's interview on Fresh Air can be heard here.
His New York Times magazine cover piece is here.
To find out more about corporations owning your food watch the movie Food, Inc.