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Childhood Favourites: Why Do We Have Them?

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Childhood Favourites: Why Do We Have Them?

We all have foods which remind us of childhood: mine include home cooked Lancashire hot-pot, Bolognese, my Grandad's chips made in a real chip pan and banana sandwiches made on white bread. 

I was at home last weekend - and there is something so comforting about childhood favourites, especially as we now head into longer nights and cooler weather. 

Scientists believe that these memories come from our orfactory sense, or our sense of smell, and that they conjure up memories. Smell conjures up memories which takes us back to when we were 6-10 (how scientists discovered this, I don't know). Psychologists have also discovered that sales of stereotypically childhood favourite foods go up in times of crisis (whether personal or national - sales of bread and butter pudding in the UK rocketed as the recession started).

And the best way to recreate a childhood favourite? One food writer attempted this and found that anything processed or pre-packaged (e.g. buying childhood biscuits, or fast food) probably won't have the impact you're looking for as the recipes companies use are conststantly changing. Make a childhood favourite from raw ingredients, using a family recipe, and you are much more likely to get the nostalgia you are looking for. 

Hopefully this article will help you let your inner child out, should you need it!

  #Columns   #Health Hacker   #comfort food   #childhood   #memories   #favourites   #crisis

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