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Conveinence based meals take as much time as "from scratch" meals

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Conveinence based meals take as much time as "from scratch" meals

cresyd | Mar 11, 2013 06:15 AM

This article summarizes a study about American family dinners (www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/20...) - but one of the big take aways is that dinners made from convenience foods take as much time to make as food with minimal to no convenience foods.

I'm sure the book goes into more details about the study, but I'm curious about how time was measured relating to meals and what was used to define "convenience food". I think that highlighting what ultimates takes as much/more time as "from scratch" would be interesting - but the article doesn't really take the time to explain why those numbers are the same. Also, the article does a lot of comparisons to families in Italy - but it doesn't say if the same research was done on Italian families or if more of an anecdotal approach was used.

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