From the moment we get home, it’s easy to lose yourself in the black hole that’s your phone. Exhausted, hungry and Netflix addicted, we take refuge in ordering food from the couch and scrolling through Instagram.
Below we tell you why we think you should instead cook with the people you love:
1. Boredom is not one of the ingredients
A dull kitchen is a quiet one, so fill the silence with bubbling pots, simmering pans, and a handful of “will-this-good-good-it’s” and spend time together by making colorful, tasty food. It’s productive, fun, satisfying, and involves everyone. Plus, that bubbling boiling water is just the sound of the kitchen encouraging you.
2. Five-star-worthy motivation
Motivate each other to move from the couch to the kitchen because you know that the quicker you start cooking together, the quicker you will lick the plates. Take over the entire cooking island together with the fresh ingredients, or develop a fridge-opening, oven-closing, drawer-next-to-the-basin- reaching duet if your worktop is short. Teach your cooking partner a new skill and learn one yourself. Add the perfect zucchini disk flip. You know what I mean.
3. Peel and cut faster
Divide and rule any recipe that comes your way by cooking together. With an included sous-chef, you’ll reduce preparation time and act as a sounding board for all your taste test needs. Because to be honest, who wouldn’t be happy to help by tasting pasta in the hunt for al-dente perfection?
4. Uncomplicated date night
This is an activity where couples do not have to go broke. Make it special by choosing someone’s favourite dishes, using family recipes, or lighting candles for a romantic table setting. Cooking for others is the ultimate sign of love, so conjure up something glorious with someone you care about and attack in the knowledge that you’ve done it for each other.
5. You have the power
No queues in trendy restaurants, no music that is too loud to hear anything, no compulsory numbers belonging to a menu, and no reason to take off your slippers. Cooking together at home helps you live in the moment, actively listening to each other, and simply gives you strength on your mission to a common goal: a delicious meal, of course.