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  • Americans aren’t cooking at home
  • Americans aren’t cooking at home
    Sharyn Morrow (2008) ©

Americans aren’t cooking at home

You’ve had an exhausting day at work. The idea of firing up the stove and turning raw ingredients into something palatable saps away what little energy you have left. No wonder you opt for takeaway for a third night in a row. Are busy lifestyles to blame for America’s decline in home cooking?



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