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Even long-time readers of Chief Family Officer may not know that although I live in Los Angeles, I’m originally from Hawaii and I went to college on the east coast. I haven’t been back east in a long time so I don’t know how things are now, but back then, you couldn’t find many Japanese restaurants, let alone Hawaiian food. So every break when I went home, the first thing I wanted to do was eat my favorite foods – Japanese comfort foods like tempura and donburi (a bowl of rice topped with your choice of items, such as eggs and chicken), plate lunches with chicken teriyaki, rice and macaroni salad, and of course, my parents’ cooking (both of my parents are excellent cooks), especially my mom’s lasagna and my dad’s grilled steak.
So I have to admit that when I watched the video below, I got a little teary-eyed, and it was interesting to realize that I related to both the daughter and her mother. Naturally, the daughter reminded me of myself in college. But now, I’m also a mother – and I can only imagine how I’m going to feel when my babies leave the nest! I’ll be sending them lots of care packages for sure
According to the research of a study commissioned by Knorr, no matter how much time has passed, 75% of people find that “just one mouthful of their mum’s home cooking is enough to bring happy memories from childhood.” And 82% of people around the world say that “the taste of some foods remind them of childhood” while 77% agree that food “can transport people back to loving childhood memories.” That’s why Knorr says, “If taste is the most powerful sense, then home is the most powerful flavour, and you can find it in Knorr.”
Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments!