Online recipe platforms have always been popular, but in these times, people are looking more for nutritious recipes with expert tips and tricks from chefs to turn meals into delicious experiences. They’re also seeking inspiration that brings the food court experience into their home, and guidance to involve kids in the cooking process.
We also see that people want to make the eating experience something special. This is important now as during the day our dining tables function as workstations and crafts or study space for kids. To make the transition, an atmosphere change can help tremendously.
I hope that being ‘forced’ to cook and eat together will bring about lifelong cooking skills. A potential side effect of adults and children getting their hands dirty in the kitchen, is that this will raise the consciousness of what goes into a meal. Ultimately this could result in better dietary choices. Above all, I hope that people will permanently value connecting with their loved ones over a good meal.
The Covid-19 health crisis is terrible. It’s bad for societies, for businesses, for individuals. The real tragedy would be if we come through this pandemic without changing anything for the better.
We all have a role to play in reinforcing changing our habits: people, governments, civil society and businesses. And we all have a stake in the outcome because habits that are good for the health of people are good for the health of the planet.
A slightly longer version of Angelika’s blog was originally published here