Reasons I Love Cooking

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house......the people who give you their food give you their heart."

- Cesar Chavez

It is true: I love cooking. I am not sure what it is, but when I am in the kitchen, I suddenly feel at home.  So I thought I would spread the love and write a blog post on why I like it – and perhaps it will inspire some of you that find cooking to be a chore.                    

Everything about preparing, cooking and sharing food makes me happy.   Making something with my own hands feels creative and satisfying, and sharing it with others is a joy and a privilege.  The meals I make are one way that I show my love and appreciation for my friends and family.

Reasons I love cooking:

  • It’s a time when I can relax in my kitchen with my favorite music
  • I love filling the house with welcoming smells
  • I love celebrating life with friends at the table, over a delicious meal
  • I enjoy good health and nutrition and knowing that I am serving my family the best
  • I can try new things and be creative, but I equally enjoy serving the family favorites that give us a sense of tradition
  • I love food!

Cooking means something different for everyone — whether it’s for comfort, family, or to entertain and make memories.

Tell me why you cook and share your stories in the comments below!