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Is Home Cooking Safer?

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ID: 2623 Upper Intermediate
It's important to take care of your body, and in the midst of recent food scares, it can be hard to know what brands to trust. In this lesson, we talk about whether making stuff from scratch is better than eating out and how we should choose our ingredients a bit more carefully and watch what you eat.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
to grind
何况 hékuàng not to mention
说不上 shuōbùshàng to not count as
不见得 bùjiàndé not necessarily
你每天这样做面包、磨豆浆,不累啊?
nǐ měitiān zhèyàng zuò miànbāo 、mó dòujiāng ,bù lèi ā ?
Don't you get tired making bread and soy milk everyday?
为了吃得健康、吃得心安,累一点也值得。更何况,现在有各式各样的机器帮忙,只是花点儿时间备料而已,也说不上累。
wèile chī de jiànkāng 、chī de xīnān ,lèi yīdiǎn yě zhídé 。gènghékuàng ,xiànzài yǒu gèshìgèyàng de jīqì bāngmáng ,zhǐshì huā diǎnr shíjiān bèiliào éryǐ ,yě shuōbùshàng lèi 。
It is worth a little effort to eat healthy and eat safely, not to mention that nowadays there are so many labor-saving devices to help out, you just have to spend a little time preparing the ingredients, it's not so tiring.
可是那些材料也不见得都没问题吧?
kěshì nàxiē cáiliào yě bùjiàndé dōu méi wèntí ba ?
But you can't be sure if the ingredients are safe to eat.
所以我买材料是很讲究的,不但要选有机的、当季的,还要选有信誉的商家,有些东西就得买进口的。
suǒyǐ wǒ mǎi cáiliào shì hěn jiǎngjiu de ,bùdàn yào xuǎn yǒujī de 、dāngjì de ,hái yào xuǎn yǒu xìnyù de shāngjiā ,yǒuxiē dōngxi jiù dě mǎi jìnkǒu de 。
So I pay particular attention to the ingredients that I buy. I not only choose organic and seasonal food, but also select reputable companies. Some things I have to buy imported.
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