"Cooking at home links your past and future and solidifies your sense of identity and place. . . .
The emotional comfort of home cooking for children is something every parent discovers. Sharing meals with the children in the privacy of your home, reinforces your authority and beneficence in their eyes and helps increase their trust and pride in you and your abilities. You have the skill and knowledge to offer them good things; you take time and trouble for them."
--Cheryl Mendelson, Home Comforts