The Freedom in Cooking

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According to Jim Sollisch’s article, cooking is an outlet of expression and is not limited to one gender (Sollisch, “Cooking Is Freedom”). Sollisch communicates of how his newfound interest and love of cooking came out of an act of rebellion to allow the enrollment of boys in Home Economics classes (Sollisch, “Cooking Is Freedom”). He effectively uses an informal tone and an abundance of short, simple sentences appropriate for his audiences of New York Times and blog post readers. His copious amounts of personal anecdotes provide credibility in the subject. His use of incomplete sentences and colorful, easy-to-understand word choice puts him in the level of the reader establishing a personal connection. Sollisch begins his article with a personal story of how he first came upon the art of cooking (Sollisch, “Cooking Is Freedom”). Immediately, he uses a sentence fragment: “very hungry” (Sollisch, “Cooking Is Freedom) which conveys an informal tone in the first two sentences of the article. As the article progresses, his sentence structure and the topic of his writing express a casual tone as well. He mentions his mother packing his lunch for him and about how he preferred learning how to make lasagna instead of learning how to use a lathe (Sollisch, “Cooking Is Freedom”). In addition, Sollisch utilizes similes and side notes to add to the casual tone of his article. He describes the power cooking gives him as similar to “the power some kids feel when they get a driver’s
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