Cooking: An Essential Human Skill

I previously wrote about the economic advantage of home meal preparation and cooking as well as the fact that home cooked meals taste better and make a home “homey”. My last post emphasized the benefits to children of family meals shown both in scientific...

Family Meals

Essayist Bonnie Wolf of NPR reports, “June Cleaver has left the building. She’s taken with her Ward’s slippers, her good pearls and the illusion of the perfect family sitting down to dinner together every night. It seems pretty self-evident that the...

The Benefits of Cooking: Part One

As I previously noted, cooking is not without it’s difficulties. Grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation and washing dishes come to mind. So what are the benefits that outweigh these challenges? The most important for many people is saving money....

Is Cooking Worth the Trouble?

I wrote last time about my son’s plan to give me cooking lessons and his probing about why I stopped cooking years ago. If cooking is so important why would I have quit after learning the basic skills? It’s a good question and has stimulated enough thought...

Cooking Lessons

Having at least a rudimentary ability to cook and prepare meals from whole foods (or having someone who does it for you 🙂 ) is a crucial adjunct to healthy eating. It’s not impossible to eat healthy meals consistently without cooking but far more difficult. My...