Rhetorical Analysis: The Truth About Home Cooking

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Foods, whether homemade or fast-foods are meant to serve one major purpose; satisfying hunger. Depending on quantity, food fills the void in the stomach to meet the primary need for satisfaction of hunger to supply energy to the body. The genre of this article was health; its entire argument was to give the reader the message that cooking at home is much healthier and better for you than eating at a restaurant or eating microwavable dinners. Bestselling food writer Mark Bittman makes the case that eating at home is good for your health, good for your family—and, with the right approach, far easier than you think. In the Time magazine article “The Truth about Home Cooking”, the author uses features such as, logos, pathos, ethos and tone to support their argument. One point of the author’s argument is that eating at home is good for your health. The author uses the rhetorical appeal of logos to support his claim. He provides statistics such as “we consume less than half of the fiber and fruit recommended by the USDA, and we eat just 59% of the recommended amount of vegetables”, which is clearly stating…show more content…
The author states that “cooking with other people—spouses and kids if you have them, friends and extended family if you don’t—can be an immensely satisfying and relaxing social activity, with the added benefit of having something delicious to eat when you’re done.” To support this claim, he even provides his own experience of being grateful of having a roommate in college who was a prep cook at a restaurant and that’s how he learned to cook the basics like hamburgers and scrambled eggs. In this paragraph, there is a use of pathos, which is the rhetorical appeal to the reader’s emotions. This is done by reminding the reader about their family and how taking time out of your day to cook with your family allows you to spend time together and also share a valuable skill of

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