Why Do You Cook?

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Why do you cook? Why do you take the time to make bread from scratch, bake your spouse a birthday cake or make Grandma’s best pickles every August?

A non-cook recently asked me this question. It was a hard one for me to answer since I have cooked most of my life. So how about it – why do YOU cook? Do you cook to save money? To connect to the past? To show your family love? To eat healthier? Out of a sense of accomplishment? As a creative endeavor? Or something else?  Can’t wait to see your reasons!

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About the Author

Renee Pottle, an author and heart-healthy educator, loves to explore and write about the Mediterranean Diet. She blogs at SeedToPantry.com and HestiasKitchen.com.

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  1. Claudette says:

    I cook for all the reasons you’ve mentioned. It connects me with my extended family,(my grandmother was an excellent baker) and ancestors. It is a creative outlet. I cook because the food tastes better than any store bought and is more economical. One big reason I cook is because it is an expression of love – love of life, food, friends, and family. A love I can share no other way.

    • Claudette, thank you so much for sharing. I too see food as love and try to keep the old family recipes alive. Not sure that my own children will want them, but the grandchildren seem to appreciate them!

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