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Growing Meal Kit Industry Provides Cooking Lessons In A Box

Nov 10, 2015

It’s like paint-by-numbers for cooking. Or at least, that’s the comparison food writer Corby Kummer makes.

Kummer joined Lois Reitzes on "City Lights" to discuss a recent column he wrote for the New Republic about the growing "meal kit" industry. 

Meal kits, as they’re often called, include all the ingredients you need for a home-cooked meal and they arrive right at your doorstep, often in cardboard boxes. 

More and more companies are providing these kinds of services that claim to make cooking simple, from Atlanta-based PeachDish to Blue Apron, which Kummer says is the market leader.

In the interview with Reitzes, Kummer explained the appeal of meal kits and also pointed out some of their downsides – such as excessive packaging and instructions for recipes that were overly detailed or missing crucial steps.