Re "America's Struggle with Cooking" (Forum, Feb. 10): Elaine Corn points out a significant factor in our obesity epidemic: not knowing how to cook. A steady diet of prepared food may also contribute to allergies and diseases, considering all the industrial ingredients in some food concoctions.
Recently, I looked for a basic cooking class and could not find anything in the Sacramento area that taught fundamental cooking skills. One would hope there would be enough interest for such a course to be offered through some organization, but perhaps fast food rules.
-- Michael Shepard, Sacramento
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