Seven Reasons Why Experts Cook

Seven Reasons Why Experts Cook
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"Why do you cook?" may seem like a simple question, but for most people, it is full of complex answers. With its 2013 "Why I Cook" project, Swanson inspires people to turn to their roots and ask themselves this very question. This week, we asked seven food bloggers and Kitchen Daily contributors to share the reasons behind their love of cooking with you.

From making memories and connecting with the past to self reflection, our contributors share some wise words.

Check out the slideshow above for seven smart reasons to cook from those who know best.

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