The Eating Out Demon

Enjoy Life, Eat Out More Often

Enjoy Life, Eat Out More Often

So you’ve developed a taste for dim sum, creole, locally grown produce.

We’re in a recession, baby.  It’s time for DIY.

I weaned myself off restaurants by figuring out how to make the same things at home. Then I only went to restaurants that prepared things I couldn’t figure out.  Then the recession hit and I started figuring out how to prepare things I couldn’t figure out before.

If you go to restaurant for a specific dish, ask the chef or cook for the recipe.  If you city or town still has a newspaper, the food section probably has a column where you can write in for the recipe.  You can also check out and other sites.  Try typing in Korean recipes to see what I mean.  Every fruit, meat and fish has an association that provides recipes and tips.  The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sponsors

Shed your pride.  Local adult high schools and community college adult schools/extensions offer awesome, reasonably priced cooking classes.

Locally grown food?  Try searching for community sponsored agriculture (CSA) programs in your area.  Check out  You can join or start a buying club or food coop.  You can buy shares of a farm’s crop.  You can sign up for home delivery or pick up.  Cheaper, fresher, better-for-you food.

You don’t have to starve.  You don’t have to resort to canned, beat down food.  Reintroduce yourself to your kitchen.


About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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