The healthy habit of home cooking

Most of us can look back to a childhood memory ingrained in our minds of being in the kitchen with grandma or mom cooking, or it may have been outside with dad on the grill.  These are those precious moments that make up a meaningful, joyful, and fulfilling life.  If you haven’t seen Pixar’s movie “Inside Out,” it really shows you the importance of these childhood experiences.  We’ve all grown up since then to believe that taking the time like we did as a kid to enjoy life is just not practical anymore.  That it takes too much time.  Meanwhile, we have no problem waiting a hour for a seat at a popular restaurant that is too loud to hear yourself think.  I say let’s reconsider the merits of “going out” and remember the value of “staying in.”


Grandmother taking a turkey from the oven with her grandson watching --- Image by © SuperStock/Corbis
Grandmother taking a turkey from the oven with her grandson watching — Image by © SuperStock/Corbis

Here is a great article on the health benefits of home cooking, not just the physical ones, but the health and well-being of our soul.  Never forget, your soul needs nourishing too!  If you had a childhood like the one I described early, you know what I mean 🙂


When we go out to a restaurant we have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes, who’s cooking our food, where the food came from.  I like mysteries, but not when it comes to what I eat.  Depending on the night, we patiently wait to have our order taken and then delivered amiss the chaotic of a fully-packed restaurant.  Lets take back our dinnertime!


This is where IMPARA catering & consulting comes in.  Imagine having a cherished group of friends (the same group you probably go out with) over to your house for an intimate evening where you choose the music (and the volume), if any, where you write the menu and dictate the whole experience with the guidance of your own private chef.  And best of all, you don’t have to do the dishes!  This can be yours and so can those lasting memories from childhood that seem out of reach in our hectic fast-paced digital world where people have forgotten to stop and smell the roses (and the food).  Here’s to you, your friends and family having an unforgettable experience with (or without) the help of Chef Keith from IMPARA catering & consulting.  Expect to read more on this topic as time goes on because its a fundamental tenement of why I do what I do.