I have spent so many years cooking meals for one. For me it is usually no trouble to put a pot of water on and then throw in some stuff and eat. I also really like hot food. Perhaps microwaves have failed me. I do not like getting half way through a reheated meal and finding that the middle of my plate is cold. Perhaps I have had too many bad experiences reheating foods that do not reheat well such as any sort of bread.
Many people I know like leftovers. In fact, it seems like most of the people I know purposely cook far more than will get eaten the first time around. I experimented a few times with this strategy, I just don't like it. I would rather break open a package of dry Ramen than reheat some four day old meal. I just have never felt so pressed for time that it was a better investment of my time to do all the cooking one day and eat leftovers for several days. I would rather cook than watch tv or check my email.
This is terrible. I feel like the article will fall on deaf ears. That more people will write me off as crazy and a spoiled elitist. I don't think it is wrong to like fresh food, and when I say fresh food I even mean dry Ramen. Is it human nature to cook extra in case something happens and we are not able to cook for several days? Is is a carryover from a time when we were starving? Should I be worried about starving on a day to day basis? I'm not. Who knows, maybe a day or two without food would do me good.
For those of you that relish eating old food, good job. That is a skill I do not have. Please do not be offended when I do not want to partake in your consumption tradition.