National Cooking Day is celebrated on 25th September every year. Do you have a day in your life in which you have cooked the three meals of the day peacefully by adding some spice of love and served them to your dear ones? If yes, then you are one among a million. No, I am not exaggerating, it’s true.
In this century where everything will be at your doorstep without putting much effort into it has become quite easy and convenient. So, we don’t like to take that effort of getting into the kitchen with the aprons on, grabbing the ingredients, chopping and feeling like a chef and mixing up all the flavours and finally the food is ready to be served on the table. My gosh! So much hard work, right? But have you ever experienced that feeling, when someone says that the food is yummy or when someone licks their fingers to retain the flavour on their tongues? That feeling is blissful! It feels ecstatic to see someone enjoying the food we cook. It’s worth the time, effort and love we put in.
On this National Cooking Day let’s take a vow to get into the kitchen and pamper ourselves with home-cooked food. Okay, how about knowing some insights about this auspicious day and ways to celebrate it? Sounds exciting, right? We are also thrilled to let you know. Let’s dive in (to the kitchens too)!
History of National Cooking Day
The home-cooked food was so common in the 18th and 19th centuries, people rarely know about fast food and packed foods. Everyone used to cook their meals at home and enjoyed the joyful, fun-filled dinners with the family members.
Home-cooked food not only brings all the flavours to one place but also the friends and families together to have their bite from the giant family plate. But, the words instant and online have become so common that people are forgetting to enjoy home-cooked meals.
Thoughtfully, PotsandPans have decided to commemorate the vitality of home-cooked meals to the world. In 2016 they came up with the idea of National Cooking Day and wanted to spread the love with the delicious recipes made at home. That’s how National Cooking Day has come into the limelight.
10 Fun Facts About Cooking and Food
- Humans began cooking 1.8-2.3 million years ago.
- Chopsticks were initially designed to cook not as an eating utensil.
- Cheese is the largely stolen food in the world.
- Rice is the staple food for more than 3.5 billion people around the world.
- One of the very first foods made by humans was Bread which was close to what we today in India eat, rotis.
- Vegetables retain most of their nutrients when cooked in earthen pots.
- Mageirocophobia is known as the fear of cooking.
- Would you believe it if I say that saffron is more costly than gold?
- Pure honey doesn’t spoil and lasts for more than 3000 years.
- Chocolate was once used as a currency.
Isn’t it fun to know these fun facts on National Cooking Day?
Do You Know?
- The modern Refrigerator came into existence in 1876, which changed the whole scenario of cooking and eating habits.
- Cooking was so boring before the 17th century in the west because there were no spices and after that spices spread all over the world.
- It is a fact that if you master knife skills, you can master cooking.
What Does Ayurveda Say about Home-Cooked Food?
Ayurveda always encourages one to have fresh, satvik and pranic food. One thing Ayurveda firmly stands on is “You are what you eat”. Eating packed, canned and artificially flavoured foods are the main reasons for the imbalance of doshas in our body that further lead to food allergies and various other related chronic issues.
As per Ayurveda leftover foods lose all their nutrients and when eaten they can exaggerate the Tamasik personality in us leading to laziness and heaviness. We feel less energetic and less likely to do things. To avoid this Ayurveda suggests on this National Cooking Day:-
- To eat the food within 3 hours of preparing it.
- Better to avoid leftovers or if you can’t, consume them within 24 hours of storing with proper reheating.
- Eating fresh home-cooked foods boosts jatharagni and also nourishes prana.
- Preparation of food by combining compatible ingredients.
- Add spices and herbs to enhance the flavour of the food.
- Eating fresh and home-cooked food enhances proper digestion.
Ayurveda further asserts that our body and mind are directly influenced by the food we eat daily. So Ayurveda focuses mainly on the five things:-
- Quality of the food we eat
- Preparation of the food
- The appearance of the food
- The aroma of the food and
These five factors influence the 5 senses in our body and support proper digestion keeping us away from many diseases. So on this National Cooking Day let’s keep ourselves surrounded with only fresh and home-cooked meals all day.
What Does IAFA® Suggest?
Our Ayurveda allergy specialist, Dr. Sahil Gupta, prescribes them the herbs that will help to detoxify and cleanse out all the toxins that have been accumulated in their bodies for ages due to eating foods that are harmful to the body. And also suggests a personalised ayurvedic diet plan to nourish your bodies with natural and compatible foods.
Always have food that is prepared with the most attention and love and which is fresh and compatible to keep yourself away from allergies. If you have any such kind of allergies, book an online consultation now and treat your allergies naturally. Your health is our priority.
How Can You Celebrate National Cooking Day?
Well, got to know some interesting content about cooking and food, right? We too had fun writing this piece for you! Okay, the point is how can we celebrate this blissful day? We will give you some ideas to celebrate and also to spread the word about National cooking day.
- Get into the kitchen and start preparing a delicious homely meal for you and your family.
- Throw a potluck party, and have fun with friends along with yummy food.
- No online deliveries or instant words on this day.
- Packed foods? Say Nah-Nah!
- Cook a meal with the spice of love and send it to your hostel friends. They crave home-cooked food a lot.
- Get your grandparents into the game and make them cook that vintage, old aromatic and ancient recipes. We are sure you’re gonna love them!
- Encourage others to prepare and pamper themselves with home-cooked food today through your social handles.
- And don’t forget to tag us too! We love that.
Have fun prepping up a delightful and flavourful dinner for yourself and your loved ones. Nothing can replace the health benefits you get by eating the food that is made at home. Because it’s fresh, delicious, nutrient-packed, love-filled and of course mouth-watering!