I am on a mission to help you …
Bridge Cultural & Generational Gaps through Fun and Joy
By making your kitchen the go-to place to have fun, to connect, and to build strong relationships with your children, while encouraging the love of learning in your children!
and here are 5 reasons why….
Bridging Generational Gaps
With the demand of a modern lifestyle where both parents work, finding the time to connect with your children can be very challenging.
However, everyone has to eat, right? So, what better way to connect with your children than to share and to have fun with them in the kitchen? It is all about involving, sharing, spending quality time and opening up communication with your children through involving them in the kitchen.
Bridging Cultural Gaps
Your culture is about your language, your food, your birth name, your tribe, your sense of identity, your religion and your mannerism. It gives you your heritage: the basis of your identity, the foundation of WHO you are, your VALUES and WHAT you stand for.
Everyone has his or her own culture and traditions, and by sharing home-cooked meals together with your family and friends around your long table, you are actually sharing your culture, your values and your heritage with them!
No matter where I am in the world, every time I sample or share my cultural and traditional food, it brings me closer to my roots… to who I am, and I am sure it will be the same for you too!
Health and Well Being
Traditional foods (which shaped our traditions and culture) are wholesome homemade dishes, created from the freshest, naturally grown nourishing whole ingredients. They are thoughtfully prepared by our ancestors, and the dishes have sustained them for generations, and are being passed down for us to enjoy. Through this we can nourish our future generations.
I understand that cooking traditional dishes from scratch is not feasible for most working families, as it takes a long time to prepare and cook. However the vast ready-made ingredients available right now, means that you can enjoy your traditional / cultural dishes in just a few minutes.
Learning starts from HOME
Children learn from the moment they are born. They learn from people closest to them, i.e. parents, grandparents, siblings, extended families and the community, through everyday interactions and communications.
What better way to start than from the heart of the home – the KITCHEN!
You will be amazed what your children will learn from cooking!
Have you ever compared your home food bills to restaurant or food court bills? The ready cooked meals will generally cost higher, as you are paying for labour costs, the rentals, other overheads as well as the raw ingredients.
On the other hand, depending on the quality of the food you purchase, on average, your weekly grocery food bill will be much lower when compared to eating out. When you shop and cook yourself, you are able to control the budget and what you put in your shopping basket.
Thus, I believe that no matter where you are in the world, you can still enjoy your culture through your traditional dishes using ready-made ingredients. So let’s start bridging both cultural and generational gaps with your children – around your LONG TABLE!
In short, My Long Table | Tok Panjang is about:
- family connections through food, i.e. connect with our children through food preparations
- cooking made easy for time poor families
- empowering the kids with the love of learning from the kitchen
- reconnecting with your roots through cultural food and understand your traditional dishes and why they are good for you.
- sharing my cultural dishes with you to make living away from home easier.
- money saving tips
So please head to www.mylongtable.com, and enjoy the kids and parents friendly articles and as well as recipes that I grew up with.
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