Nation of Whiners?

Tamar Haspel reflects on a study by North Carolina State University researchers about the sad state of home cooking, and wonders whether the problem lies with the eaters, not the cooks:

“In all of the meals they watched, the researchers wrote, ‘we rarely observed a meal in which at least one family member didn’t complain about the food.’ And that’s when there’s an observer in the room! If you’re one of those fortunate cooks who takes pleasure in putting dinner on the table for your family every day, ask yourself how long you would last if someone complained about the food at almost every meal. Me, I’d throw in the kitchen towel before the week was out.”