That's what this idiot wants you to believe.
That said, if there’s anything I’ve learned from watching my friends attempt to navigate the kitchen, it’s that cooking isn’t obvious. Unless you’re familiar with the basics of preparation and cooking, the act of taking a few ingredients — some cornmeal, a bushel of greens, an egg — and making a meal is mystifying. Poor people are simply less likely to have access to that kind of knowledge.I don't know whathtehell he's making with cornmeal, a bushel of greens, and one egg, but I'd love to see it.
I've known poor folks who were raised in the country, doing the best on what they could raise in the backyard, either pork, or poultry, or beef. Plus what the family garden produced. Wonderful meals, prepared lovingly, with little or no money involved. One dear woman of my acquaintance, Mrs. Conde, lived about a half-mile from us when we lived in the country. The Conde's were po-folks but knew how to cook. When Mrs. Conde was making biscuits on a early morning, you could smell them all the way to our house. Lots of times my kids would hop on bicycles and pedal down the road when the smell of biscuits wafted down the road. I fed her kids, she fed mine. That's the way poor folks take care of each other.
Here's where he really gets it all wrong.
In my own shopping, I’ve noticed that people shopping at Kroger (the cheaper grocery store in the area) tend to be heavier than those shopping at Harris Teeter, and their carts tended to be heavy on processed and prepared foods. But that isn’t a surprise; the poorer you are, the more likely it is that your diet will be high in calorie dense but nutritionally poor foods, which is a recipe for obesity.It's got nothing to do with poverty, it's all about lifestyle and genetics. Diet and exercise. My own appreciable girth started about 1999 when I retired from the Guard and stopped running. I'm a fat boy for lots of reasons, but poverty doesn't have anything to do with it.
Hat tip to Dennis the Peasant.