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'The food is terrible, but convenient': an immigrant explained why Americans do not cook at home


Source: "Blog about the USA" on Yandex.Zen

Indeed, this is not a myth. In the US, most locals do not see the point in cooking at home, the channel’s author writes. "Blog about the USA" on Yandex.Zen.

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But this majority is divided into two types:

The first type is poor Americans. They buy frozen ready-made portions in stores for pennies - accordingly, this food is of terrible quality. For example, ready-made pasta with meat with a shelf life of 12 months. This is considered super-convenient: you just filled the freezer with such dishes, then put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and that's it. I ate it, threw it away and didn't need to wash anything.

For example, I’ll never even try this.

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Among other things, they love fast food like KFC and Burger King. It is also very cheap, you don’t even want to go into such establishments, there you will 100% see several homeless people at the tables, and it will be incredibly dirty. A couple of times I happened to go for hamburgers when I first arrived in the USA.

It is unfortunate that children who are fed from such fast foods since birth.

The second type is wealthy Americans who eat in bars and restaurants in the evenings and order food delivery from there during the day. It comes out inexpensive for them. If we assume that they earn from $ 200 per day, then spending $ 30-40 on food from a restaurant is quite acceptable.

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I belong to a completely different type: I follow the quality of products very much, I buy only in organic stores. The cost of food in them is much higher (a kilogram of regular chicken costs $ 3, and a kilogram of organic chicken - $ 9), but I think that eating meat without antibiotics is still better.

And, of course, I cook at home, although I am often too lazy to do this.

Do you cook at home?

Original published in "Blog about the USA" on Yandex.Zen.

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