Culinary Nutrition is an important and emerging field that combines the passion for nutrition with cooking and preparing delicious food.(1) We know that food is more than just nutrients. Sustainable dietary patterns such as the Mediterranean diet highlight the importance of enjoying food in the company of family and friends and combining the senses such as taste and aroma. Culinary nutrition has been described as the practicality needed to make a difference to the health of the population.(1) Whilst there is currently no agreed universal definition of culinary nutrition, it has been described as leading with a food first philosophy.
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