4 Timeless Benefits of Home Cooking

Our increasingly convenience-obsessed culture has us thinking that fast-food chains and restaurants exist for a reason: They take the burden of cooking off our shoulders so we could just sit down, relax, and enjoy. Life’s busy, cooking isn’t essentially everyone’s cup of tea, and with a plethora of options, it seems cheaper to buy cooked food than to cook it at home. So why bother?

The question is, are you really getting the full experience of eating when you buy food off the shelf or from the menu? When was the last time you fully enjoyed food that nourished your body, mind, and soul? Is home cooking indeed cumbersome, or is it worth the while?

We can count on the goodness of home-cooked meals to deliver numerous benefits that are crucial for our sense of balance and wellness amid our fast-paced lives. Here are four of them:

1. Home cooking lets you create lasting memories.

Whether it’s your grandma’s nasi lemak or your mom’s baked banana bread, memories involving food are more vivid and sometimes feel more evocative. The reason, explains Susan Whitborne, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts, is because food memories involve all five senses. “And when you’re that thoroughly engaged with the stimulus it has a more powerful effect.”

Home cooking lets you create lasting memories with your family and friends, making you and your dish unforgettable to them. It lets you leave a legacy that will last a lifetime.

Palate Sensations Culinary School’s Chef In Training Foundations is designed to help you gain essential skills in the kitchen, such as precision knife skills and hands-on training on the use of various ingredients to serve sumptuous meals that you will forever be remembered by. Book the class today and bring back the goodness of home-cooked meals.

2. Home cooking boosts your child’s multiple intelligences.

Cooking at home provides tremendous opportunities for teaching moments with your kids. Cooking with your kids promotes their motor and language skills, builds their confidence in the kitchen, and introduces them to maths and scientific concepts. When baking bread, for example, kids learn to measure the flour, roll the dough, and consider the combination of heat and mass when baking bread. Cooking with kids also promotes family bonding and an appreciation for healthy eating habits and nutritious food.

Palate Sensations Culinary School offers Junior Culinary Bootcamp, a unique experience for kids to get their hands dirty and develop their creativity and confidence in the kitchen. Apart from scheduled classes usually during the school break, you can also book a private birthday party with us for your kids and we will take care of helping them prepare meals while learning and having fun. To book a class, click here.

3. Home cooking enables you to eat and enjoy more healthy food.

The combination of cheap and fast travel and the planet’s changing temperature along with a steadily growing global population has resulted in novel viruses and diseases becoming more widespread. With this in mind, it has never before been more important to eat well.

According to the World Health Organisation’s latest situation report, there are now 20, 630 confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus all over the world. As scientists and researchers scramble in their laboratories for a potential anti-coronavirus flu vaccine, they acknowledge that it would take years before this vaccine could be developed. In the meantime, health authorities have called for people to practice good, old habits to prevent the spread of the virus: Handwashing, eating healthy food, and taking the right amount of sleep and rest.

Palate Sensations Culinary School offers multiple classes on Wellness Cuisine to help you proactively keep yourself and your family healthy by serving them nourishing food. Whether you’d like to serve soups for confinement, or make vegan, healthy, and gluten-free desserts your kids wouldn’t be able to resist, you can be spoilt for choice without the guilty after-feel. Enquire about our Wellness Cuisine cooking class today, and help your family fight dreadful illnesses. 

4. Home cooking is a life skill with economic benefits.

Learning to cook is empowering and can springboard you from the casual home cook to a professional chef. At Palate Sensations Culinary School, you can widen your culinary horizons as you advance from the Chef In Training Foundations to the Intermediate Classes, which are for home gourmands and professional chefs alike seeking to sharpen their saw, or, in this case, to sharpen their knives.

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