Why Cooking Makes Us Feel Nostalgic

Cooking and following family tradition makes us nostalgic, especially over holidays, family gatherings, and other traditional events.

Growing up, I always loved my mom’s and aunt Josie’s cooking. Sadly, I lost my mother this past October and I really started to learn and appreciate those old recipes.

Last week my sister, Aunt Em, niece, and granddaughter’s gathered together to make our family stuffed cabbage. We bonded, had good conversations, and shared many memories.

“Researches suggest that when we associate foods with happy memories, the effects are profound, impacting how good we think foods taste as well as how good foods make us feel”.

I will always remember the events of last week with my family and looking forward to adding many more shared memories in the future – Here’s to “BAKING memories”