The power of food: how cooking is cathartic
In stressful situations, people tend to fall into one of two categories: those who run away from their feelings, or those who eat them. When the pandemic struck, a third category emerged: those who cooked their worries away
But just what is it about the preparation of food that is so cathartic? Emma Blanchfield talks to four people — from restaurant owners to Instagram chefs — to find out how food became their lockdown saviour
Una Leonard, baker and entrepreneur
It may have taken a pandemic for the majority of the population to realise the therapeutic effects of baking, but Una Leonard, owner of 2210 Patisserie in Athlone, Co Westmeath, discovered that some ...