The Folklore Food Blog: Cooking Can Empower!

This is a great article on how to get your children interested in prepping and cooking. It also helps provide a platform to bond with your child especially give daily rigamarole.

The Folklore Food Blog


By cooking with our children, we create associative memories of family togetherness and create some deep emotional bonds. There are seven primary learning styles, but one has been forgotten the 8th teaching method, olfactory. The olfactory bulb has direct access to the amygdala, which processes emotion, and the hippocampus, which is responsible for associative learning.
Who remembers mom’s cookies, grandma’s pies, the roasting turkey of Thanksgiving? Smells, the olfactory bulb is part of the brain’s limbic system, an area closely associated with memory and feeling it’s sometimes called the “emotional brain.” The smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously. By cooking wonderful aromatic foods, we can create positive memories for our children, and by association, we can create positive memories of math, science, history, language and arts. Like the eighth wonder of the world, I add olfactory to standard seven methods of teaching.

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