Roanoke, Va. (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The Home Cooking Academy today announced the introduction of Cook Talk Love, http://www.CookTalkLove.com, the first website to provide a comprehensive set of tips to help families unite around family meals and provide the love, security, and conversation to craft everlasting relationships.
"Families today are in serious need of ideas, tips, and practical instruction that makes it easy to balance parent workloads with children activities while crafting strong relationships between family members. The single most important place to do this is during family meals,” said Mark Jala, founder of the Home Cooking Academy and Cook Talk Love. “That is what the Cook Talk Love website was designed to address.”
Financial strains are the leading cause of marital strife and divorce. Children are under constant pressure at early ages to use tobacco and drugs. Children inundated with after school activities eat on the run, have little time for meaningful conversation with parents, and spend an inordinate amount of time in isolated communication via texting, game playing, and social websites. The result strains family bonds, and leads to unhealthy fast-food or convenience meals for parents and children.
“The initial response to the mission of Cook Talk Love has been extraordinary,” continued Mark Jala. “I think what we’re seeing here is an acknowledgement that families today are under extreme pressures, and a need to balance present day technology and societal norms with tried and true relationship practices.”
For example, Jala said that most people he talks with fondly remember sitting down at the family table when growing up and having interactions with family members. Jala has been told stories how everyone in the family would have responsibilities in setting the table, washing vegetables, conversing during the meal and help clean-up afterwards. When the meal process involves everyone a greater bond and family unity ensues.
“I always thought there was power in food. We do so much around food. I’ve since learned the meal is a conduit for the real power, that of constructive communication,” added Jala. “This is why Cook Talk Love covers all the bases with practical relationship, communication, and cooking tips.”
When visiting http://www.CookTalkLove.com, one will find:
Cook Talk Love is a free resource of the Home Cooking Academy, http://www.HomeCookingAcademy.com. A free 4-part video series is offered on how to WOW family members and friends with the 12 principles of cooking. Cook Talk Love aims to build a new generation of strong families through constructive communication during family meals.