A TV Cooking Class To Help People Cook at Home and Live Longer

ABC's The Chew is offering an essential cooking class today to help people learn how to cook at home and live longer.

Today ABC's The Chew is helping viewers who feel they can't cook. Their basic cooking class gives fans an idea of what to do and what not to do in the kitchen. The show also shared the fact people who cook at home live longer.

Cooking at Home is Healthier on ABC's “The Chew”

Many people wind up buying fast food or take out because they think cooking is impossible. They wonder if they will ever feel confident in the kitchen. Others live on frozen dinners and packaged foods so all they need to do is turn on the microwave. Today ABC's “The Chew” is teaching viewers the basics so they can feel comfortable cooking at home. When you know what you are doing, the kitchen is no longer a scary place.

The show is featuring an actual cooking class to help people learn how to prepare food properly. It is healthier and less expensive to cook at home. The cost of ordering out can mean breaking your budget and compromising your health. Michael Symon cited a study that revealed people who cook at home live up to 40 percent longer. The ingredients in processed foods are clearly not beneficial for the human body. Today is sure to be a classic episode of “The Chew” that people will refer to many times in the future.

Cooking Brings People Together on ABC's “The Chew”

Besides being healthier, cooking brings people together. Eating a home-cooked meal is a way to encourage family and friends to gather around the table. Everyone wants a change of pace from processed foods and the typical take out cuisine. Few people will turn down a meal made from scratch. Many dedicated cooks, whether they are professional chefs or home cooks, also feel they add love to their meals. It makes a hot meal feel warm inside.

Daphne reflected on learning how to cook with her mother and grandmother. Michael shared a photo of his family in the dining room together during the 1980's, complete with big hair. Mario said he cooked with his mom and dad because making food was a family thing in his house. Once people learn how to cook, they can share the techniques with the younger folks in their family. From cooking together to sitting down to eat it, home-cooked meals are a way to spend time together and feel healthier.

Earlier in the week, “The Chew” website featured a shopping list so fans can easily get the ingredients they need to make the meals presented during the cooking class. Michael is preparing a tasty meal of chicken cutlets with tomato and mozzarella salad. Mario is making sausage and broccoli rabe pasta. Carla prepared a yummy peach cake with canned peaches and items people usually have in their pantry. The dishes are delicious and simple to make. It is a great way to avoid the health perils of takeout and start to feel good cooking at home.

ABC's “The Chew” airs on weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET

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