- "Fresh food is preferable to preserved...food grown not too far from the place of consumption is best, even if it is only available in season"
- "Variety in ingredients and in ways of preparation of dishes makes eating more enjoyable and probably more healthful"
- "Most industry-created foods, such as sugared breakfast foods, 'potato chips' from powdered dessicated potatoes, synthetic fruit drinks notably shy on fruit...are...properly called junk and should be so regarded"
- "The authors admire quality and diversity of food, they deplore its conspicous waste as evidenced in over-large servings. The steak house which greatly overcharges its clients for more than they can eat does not atone by offering a 'doggie bag' for the uneaten portion. Restraint is appropriate in home cooking too, unless the cook is a genius at using leftovers"
Also, on the topic of real food, this sketch made me laugh last night on SNL (it does contain some minor swearing, so you probably won't want to watch it with little kids in the room):
All quotations were taken from pages 446 & 447 of the 1976 edition of Eating in America by Waverly Root & Richard de Rochemont, which I checked out from the the library.