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Home Cooks are More Willing to Cook During Covid-19

by Lillian Santos
During covid-19, Home cooks were more willing to cook. (Photo via CTP News)

In the past, we were worried about the harm caused by food waste, but the pandemic has reversed human eating habits. Studies have pointed out that the pandemic has dramatically reduced the frequency of eating out, plastic bags and food waste have reduced and increased family dinners.

New York, NY(CTP News) – Food waste and plastic bags used for packaging food threaten the ecology of the earth. The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled humans to reduce outdoor food, effectively decreasing food waste and garbage. In addition, during the coronavirus outbreak, eating habits have become a positive change.

The Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research pointed out that Irish people’s habits have changed during the first Covid-19 lockdown, and some very positive results have been achieved. People have plenty of time to plan their meals and prepare for themselves. Skills are more confident, more likely to make healthy food choices, and less likely to throw away food.

In the past, home cooks often made nutritious Bentos and delicious meals to enjoy with their families at home in japan. However, after the epidemic outbreak, many catering businesses have suspended or shortened their business hours, making Japanese cooking at home more frequent. According to Rakuten Insight, about one-third of Japanese respondents cook at home more frequently.

Although Covid-19 is threatening human life, making delicious dishes is still the most important thing for every cook in the home. Among India’s most popular YouTube channels, the Indian food and cooking channel Nisha Madhulika has 11.7 million subscribers. In addition, experts predict that Instagram will become the essential food media tool in India in 2021.

Even in Taiwan, where the proportion of fast food lovers is high. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the catering industry had a turnover of 65.8 billion yuan, setting a new record in April of that year. However, after the outbreak, many restaurants banned dine-in, and many home cooks had to go to supermarkets or use take-out platforms to buy ingredients and cook meals for their families at home.

Easy-to-cook food has become one of the necessities purchased by many home cooks. (Photo via CTP News)

To increase cooking convenience, growing edible vegetables has become a favorite activity of home cooks. In Taiwan, basil, rosemary, shallots, and garlic are the most popular vegetables. Ms. Lin said: When cooking, some spices are often missing. Since I planted these spice plants, when cooking roasted chicken legs or spaghetti with meat sauce, I no longer worry about the lack of some fragrance.

During the pandemic, many office workers have changed to the Work From Home model. As a result, working, cooking three meals, and taking care of children has become a challenge for many mothers. Parent-child cooking food together is a beautiful experience for many mothers, but it is a common activity in France. Whether preparing desserts or choosing home-cooked dishes, French parents seem to like to involve their children in their cooking activities.

Most meals cooked at home pay more attention to a balanced diet. The meals are rich in vegetables, fruits, and various meats to obtain multiple nutrients. The nutritionist recommends that everyone consume 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of fruits, 3-8 servings of meat, 2 cups of dairy products, and 3-7 teaspoons of fats, together with exercise, to maintain physical and mental health and prevent diseases.

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