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7 Reasons Why You Should Take up Cooking as a Hobby

09 February 2021

Many see cooking as a chore, but it can be great way to unwind and relax from the stresses of life, and bond with the family. There are not many better feelings than sitting down as family to a hearty, home cooked meal.

In this post you’ll read about why you should take up cooking as a hobby. You'll discover:

  • It's Fun for the Whole Family
  • It's Rewarding
  • It's Creative
  • It's an Inexpensive Hobby
  • It Helps Release Stress
  • It Helps you StayHealthy
  • It's Great for Celebrating!

Family Fun


Cooking can be fun for all the family, especially with children. Including your little ones when preparing a dish can create family moments that will be treasured and remembered forever, and you can guarantee it will tire your little chefs out.


There isn’t anything more rewarding than cooking a meal that the whole family loves, seeing smiling faces and full bellies is what cooking is all about. Improving your cooking skills will bring you immense satisfaction and a sense of achievement, and the best part is you can share your creations for all to enjoy.



Cooking is a highly creative hobby to take up. You can create your own dishes, tweak well known recipes, blend your favourite cuisines, your creative juices will be in full flow. You can pick your own ingredients and do as you please, you can, mash, blend, boil, roast, dice, slice them, it’s your choice.

An Inexpensive Hobby

Cooking does not require the latest or most expensive equipment, especially if you are just starting out. You only require a few basic kitchen utensils and ingredients to get going. It’s cheaper to cook from scratch than ordering from your favourite takeaways.

Releases Stress


Everyone can get stressed from time to time and there aren’t many better ways releasing stress than cooking. It can be calming and relaxing to take your mind off work and focus on cooking. If you find cooking stressful, it may be because you’re not prepared. Preparation is key if you wish to relax while cooking. Planning meals for the week will eliminate any last minute decisions and stress.

Staying Healthy


Taking up cooking as a hobby will help you lead a healthier lifestyle. When cooking your own food, you control what you eat, you’ll know every ingredient added, which is a great way of improving your health and diet. It is a great way of ensuring your body gets the right nutrients, you’ll buy fewer ready meals and takeaways, which are high in salt, sugar and fats.




We use food to celebrate special moments and occasions, so why not make these moments more memorable. Instead of buying a birthday cake or ordering takeaway, make it from scratch, loved ones will appreciate the extra effort…. even if it does go wrong.

B&M Top Tip: In need of recipe ideas? Why not check out B&M’s recipe page, where you’ll find sweet treats, healthy meals, refreshing drinks and so much more!

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