But just like football and baseball and basketball, many more Americans watch than do. In fact, even though Americans buy refrigerators the size of Antarctica, they aren’t technically cooking. They slit a plastic bag of pre-diced vegetables and beef and toss them in a sizzle of oil.
But what is cooking? My grandma thought it involved chopping the head off a chicken. I roast skinned and boned breasts and call it cooking.
Grandma liked to work alone and seemed oblivious to our steadfast gaze. Maybe we watch The Food Network because we hunger for her.