Home Cooking—A Recipe for Living

Janice Feuer-Haugen
July-August 2020 • Vol 3, No 110

“Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is not any particular nutrient, or even any particular food: it’s the act of cooking itself.”
—Michael Pollan

Sheltering in place these past few months has certainly given us many opportunities to cook. We’re cooking a lot, whether it’s perfecting omelets, making one-pot meals or executing grand kitchen projects, such as baking sourdough bread, exploring fermentation or making big batches of soup. I’m guessing that along the way, you, too, have also discovered the joy of cooking and connecting with food. To engage in meal preparation can often be a great de-stresser. It keeps us centered in the moment, while activating and delighting each of our senses with visuals, aromas, tastes, touch and sounds. At these times, home cooking truly becomes a recipe for living a life well lived.

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