The Kitchen Unconscious

I believe mental health is inextricably linked to overall personal health, and this blog is one means of exploring the connection between body and mind.

I began cooking when it became necessary, that is, when I moved out on my own and in with a handsome guy who, like me, gets hungry three times a day. I had very little to go on when I first started, but I did my best and chronicled my learning experiences in a blog sponsored by my university, called Student Kitchen.

Here on Raisin Questions, I would like to dive a little deeper into the significance of my cooking experience. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I entered the food blog world a few years back. The fact that it is an entire world unto itself was unknown to me, and now I want to explore what makes this world go round – the kitchen unconscious.

Some of the topics I enjoy exploring:

Change processes involved in healthy eating
Cultural health disparities relating to food access
Development of food cultures
Identity as related to food culture
Motivation to make health change
Impact of food on mood and behavior
Cultural impact on diet choices
Gender identity and kitchen roles
Taste perception and food presentation
Personal relationships to food
Relationships developed through food sharing
Significance of sharing food
Emotions evoked by food
Personality and eating habits
Evolutionary foundations of cooking
Learning processes in cooking

You can also use the Categories drop down menu to the left to look at posts tagged under a specific psychology topic.

For more about why I started this blog, check out the About page.
For more about me, check out The Cooking Psychologist.
For more about my kitchen principles, read The Supper Superego.
For a recipe archieve, view The Conscious Cookbook.

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