Surely it has happened to you that, by giving a bite to your favorite food, more than a good flavor, it manages to awaken in you a series of sensations and unique and stimulating emotions. But. What does this depend on? For the secret of these sentimental dishes is what seeks to unveil this new gastronomic trend called emotional cuisine.
In this modality, neuroscience and mindfulness have come together to prove that everything we eat has a link with our feelings and, through them, with our nutritional health.
Beyond giving energy to our body or the physical benefits it may have, eating is a practice that can bring social, mental and emotional benefits if it is done well from its preparation to its consumption.
What interferes with emotional cooking?
The first thing is the attitude at the time of preparation. Beyond the techniques and quantities, the chef's seasoning is largely due to his passion, dedication and spirit of the moment.
That's why two dishes are never the same, because the cook does not always have the same disposition during cooking.
The ritual of emotional cooking has two fundamental scenarios: the restaurant room (or the dining room table) and the kitchen.
In the first, it is essential to create a space without sound distractions and a table at the appropriate height and distance. Some even like to enhance the sensations from the thematic decoration or the dishes with innovative shape.
For its part, in the kitchen should reign order, cleanliness and teamwork. A cook who prepares his dishes with comfortable clothes and adequate light, for example, will be able to transmit the sensations better in a harmonic and powerful way.
The attitude towards food requires that each meal be an exclusive moment of the day to relax, savor and enjoy.
Eating in a hurry will not only physically make us feel bad, but it will not allow us to feel the food from their emotions and energies.
From its chemical composition, texture and color, each food produces a unique brain reaction and behavior in the face of the culinary experience.
To understand it better it is important to understand how some choices have physical effects:
- Citrus fruits can relieve depression and stress through their amino acids.
- Nuts or milk help good mood and relaxation.
- Cinnamon contains serotonin, capable of creating flattering olfactory memories.
- Sweets stimulate the release of endorphins and with them the feeling of happiness.
Knowing these elements we invite you to make your next time in front of the stove or the table consciously and let yourself be encouraged by each bite.