Do meal kits take the creativity out of cooking?
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Do meal kits take the creativity out of cooking?

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Meal kits like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are all the rage, but critics say preplanned delivered meals take all the creativity out of making meals. Purists argue that if you're having the ingredients premeasured and mailed to you with instructions, that's not even cooking. You're basically a robot. But others say meal kits are actually teaching many people the basics of cooking—not everyone has time to figure out a recipe and go the grocery store. What do you think?

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#MealKitsAreBoring
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Though gourmets can quibble over whether making meals from meal kit services is "real" cooking, supporters say they enable users to prepare fresh food and that's what matters.

“It is cooking,” Mr. Bittman said. “It’s not shopping and it’s not planning and in a way it’s not thinking, but it is cooking.”

Others think the entire industry is ridiculous. Only in America would people pay extra money to have pre-chopped, pre-selected ingredients for generic recipes mailed to them and say it's helping them to "cook."

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