Why Cooking At Home Is Valuable, Beyond Saving Money

Why Cooking At Home Is Valuable, Beyond Saving Money

Cooking at home is definitely time consuming, and to many, it’s a chore. However, there’s inherent value in cooking dinner for yourself and your loved ones. Not only is it healthier than eating out, it’s a tangible way to express your love — one that also helps your loved ones survive.

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Hazlitt Deputy Editor Jordan Ginsberg explains:

You work on the Internet all day, trying and sometimes struggling to attach meaning and value to efforts that can seem inherently ephemeral and intangible, and it’s nice to come home and actually produce something, the value of which is self-evident: this is literally the thing that will keep you from going hungry. Do it well enough, and it’s something for you and your loved ones to actually look forward to, but at the very least, it is necessary. This is essential. You are helping people survive.

On top of the value it provides for your loved ones, cooking at home also saves you money and weans you off takeout food (where you have less explicit control over ingredients).

The Year in Dinner [Hazlitt]


  • Apparently this family is into saving money in all aspects – even by not having tables and chairs! On a side note, Google image searching the image brought up an interesting article about the benefits on sitting on the ground during meals.

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