London – The School of Life has published a collection of recipes for emotional wellbeing.
Combining philosophy and psychology, Thinking & Eating posits the idea that food plays a vital role in our emotional health as well as our physical health. The book highlights the connections between what we feel and what we eat, building on notions such as ‘comfort food’ and ‘stress eating’ in order to suggest how various ingredients can alter our moods and emotions.
Exploring the ways in which food and drink intersect with our psychological needs, recipes are arranged according to the emotional states they inspire. ‘We want to show how ingredients and dishes can be supporters of certain ideas, emotions and states of mind that best help us confront the challenges of existence,’ says The School of Life.
A menu of conversation starters also seeks to promote fulfilling discussions around the table. Similarly, our forthcoming macrotrend, Home Eatertainment – launching here on 22 November – examines how food and drink’s role in our fundamental need to belong is changing the way we eat, drink and entertain at home.