Cooking is, for many Australians, a chore. And it's w easier than ever to order takeaway, eat out at an affordable restaurant or buy pre-prepared food. In such an environment, what incentives are there for us to cook meals that get people around the table? Rebecca Huntley, determined to answer if and why cooking still matters to Australians, talks to MasterChef judges, men learning to cook later in life and children first being exposed to the wonders of fresh produce. Does Cooking Matter? is a thorough and engaging examination of our current food culture, and a call to arms to bring Australians back into the kitchen.
Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's most respected researchers on social and consumer trends, heading the long running Mind & Mood Report. She is also a Director at Ipsos Australia, a presenter of Friday's RN Drive for Radio National, a columnist for Business Review Weekly and the author of numerous books including The World According to Y, Eating Between the Lines and The Italian Girl.