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!
      Renee

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