Want to be a Better Cook? Serve Vegetables for Dinner

June 29, 2015

Veggie sides apparently make meaty mains taste better.

Despite that fact that major American food companies are thriving by offering pizza with hot dogs stuffed in the crust and french fries loaded with pepperoni and cheese, this country really believes vegetables are a good thing. A recent study conducted by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab finds that vegetables on the dinner plate make entrees taste better and home cooks more heroic.

The study consists of two surveys given to a group of 500 American mothers. In the first, the participants were asked to comment on five hypothetical meal scenarios, some featuring…