With fewer restaurants open and less dining out during COVID, more Melbournians are home cooking. Cooking is a great way to stay connected with others, whether you’re cooking your Mum’s recipe or cooking with your partner for a date night.
The extended lockdown has also kept people separated from friends and family, which means people are using Skype or Zoom to connect. Cooking together over a video call can add another level of connection when you share a recipe.
The Importance of Home-Cooked Meals
Tradition and culture help you feel connected to your roots, and easy home-cooked meals can be a big part of one’s culture. By virtually cooking with your loved ones, you can share a recipe that you used to have in your childhood. The act of making these nostalgic meals can be meditative and cathartic.
Besides, home cooking meals can be healthier than eating out, such as these 7 healthy meals to make in one-skillet. Restaurants often use more butter, oil, and salt than we realise. By making home-cooked meals, we have more control over the ingredients we use. If you’re on a diet, the lockdown can be a great time to accomplish your goals.
Connection to Mental Health
Have you ever noticed that when you’re cooking, it’s hard to think of anything else? Home cooking can keep you focused on the present. Staying in the moment is incredibly important when we have a lot of time stuck in our homes. Many people may be thinking about the future or worrying when lockdown will end, but cooking can be a great reprieve from that.
Besides, home cooking adventures can also make you feel connected to your community. It can give us a chance to call others and do an activity with them. As isolation has shown us, keeping social relationships is vital to our mental health.
Home Cooking with the Right Stovetop
Goldline’s products can make cooking even better, with the high powered home gas stoves and electric cooktops. Once Melbourne comes out of lockdown, people can have dinner parties again. If you’re used to entertaining large crowds, you’ll need an oven with efficiency and precision.
The two newest additions to the Goldline stovetop collections include the SAB-4 gas cooktop and the outdoor pizza oven. The SAB-4 comes equipped with state of the art safety features, high-performance wok burners, and a sleek glass cooktop.
The outdoor pizza oven can be a fantastic addition to your outdoor BBQs once lockdown ends. You can use it as a pizza oven, a grill, or a charcoal smoker. With all it’s functions, it can add a fun element of outdoor cooking to your dinner parties.
Although lockdown has been hard for Australians in Melbourne, cooking can be relaxing and soothing. Making home-cooked meals with friends can also help you stay connected to your social circle and loved ones.
If you have any questions about Goldline’s range of cooktops and ovens, please feel free to contact us at (03) 9799 9660.