April 09, 2005

Instant Pudding

I just made the second batch of Sugar Free pudding. This is a followup to my earlier batch of stove-top pudding. I want to compare them to see which I prefer.

I'm generally very suspicious of food products labeled "Instant". I think it's one of our unappealing national traits that we feel things need to be quicker. For example, it's not bad enough that we eat so much "fast-food", but now we want to get it through a drive-thru window.

Paul Garabedian used to say, what are we planning to do that we need to save all this time?

Also, as I learn more about food and nutrition, I'm becoming convinced that the more quickly a food can be prepared, the more likely that it is not so nutritious. Instant Rice, instant oatmeal, all these things are not so good for you.

Quality takes time.

But I've made the Instant Pudding, and in a few minutes I'll be able to taste it. More later.

Posted by jackhodgson at April 9, 2005 08:13 PM