Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Food and friends. How they interact and impact overall well-being

A delicious dish and friends, is there anything better? A perfect combo par excellence, the one that accompanies all cultures, responsible for so many joys, laughter and anecdotes. and is that around the table the best stories happen. There are meetings and conversations of all kinds, debates are generated, ideas arise.

Does food summon and bring together, even how often do the best conversations take place in the kitchen while something is being prepared? Priceless moments. The truth is that human beings They are social beings par excellence. and the exchange that takes place at the neurochemical level when in contact with others is very positive. Marianela Ducca, a cognitive-behavioral psychologist explains that the interaction between individuals, as long as the links are healthy, nourishes and expands. “It is proven that when someone follows us well, our heart rate improves”, says the expert.

In this sense and recapitulating over time, it can be said that the human comes from tribes, always lived in community, a space that marks the feeling of belonging, that gives support and where one grows from the heterogeneity with the other. These places are built “from diversity, They help us think, grow and learn.”says Patricia Linenberg, psychologist and member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association.

Affective bonds give stability, security and provide emotional balance, and Argentines know it: in this country, the value of friendship plays a fundamental role, a kind of trademark that its inhabitants have, those who radiate warmth and trust, those who always have excuses to get together, no matter how tight the diary . Those who invite you into their homes and make you feel at home, those who wait for you with open arms and offer you tea, coffee or beer.

And just like friends act like sustain and are a fundamental pillar in people’s lives, food is not far behind. Linenberg says that cooking in its broadest sense generates and strengthens bonds, and produces encounters which are based on the idea of share and like.

A study carried out by the University of Birmingham, England, revealed that people eat more when they are with friends or family, estimating that they can consume approximately 23% more calories than when eating alone or in front of strangers.

Sitting around the table symbolizes relaxation, an environment where you are relaxed and stress levels are low or zero. In this way, when feeding and interacting with peers “a feeling of calm and security creating emotional and physical well-being”, says Silvia Dagnino Pastore, psychologist.

In a house, in a bar or on the sidewalk, it’s always worth getting together, an activity that inspires and empowers people, and when it’s time to eat delicious dishes in between, the senses are sharpened.

Some are of a classic nature, others of a vintage style, for the most part, they are places installed in recovered properties that once functioned as railway stations, garages or public buildings.

And if there is something that characterizes them, it is that in addition to offering a gastronomic experience, they also convene the meeting, They are intended to relax, meet people and have fun while enjoying delicious dishes.

AND gourmet tour of different markets in Buenos Aires with options for all tastes, ideal to go with a group of friends or family and taste a variety of flavors in a relaxed and cool atmosphere.

The Mercado De Los Carruajes Is Installed In The Former Location Of The Presidential Garage, Today It Houses 42 Gastronomic Establishments Photo: @Mercadodeloscarruajes
The Mercado de los Carruajes is installed in the former location of the presidential garage, today it houses 42 gastronomic establishments Photo: @mercadodeloscarruajes

Located in the Bajo Buenos Aires area, the transport market is mounted on what was the former presidential garage facilities, a construction at the request of the then President Julio A. Roca at the end of the 19th century. The work in charge of the architect Emilio Agrelo, was inaugurated in the beginning of the 20th century and today is part of the Historic Heritage of the City. Brick, bronze, iron and glass predominate on its facade, in addition to its original dome, an elegant design that radiates history.

Its space of 4200 square meters houses 42 commercial establishments that offer products of all types, national and imported, sweet and savory options, snack bar, drinks and wines. There is a shopping center on the ground floor and restaurants and bars on the first floor and terrace.

Schedules: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 10 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to midnight.

Location: Avenida Leandro N. Alem 852, Retiro.

Mercat De Villa Crespo Houses 27 Restaurants And Also Organizes Workshops, Cooking Classes And Lectures.
Mercat de Villa Crespo houses 27 restaurants and also organizes workshops, cooking classes and lectures.Facebook Market

The Thames street, between Palermo and Villa Crespo, continues to grow and add proposals, among them, the Marketplace. Modern and industrial in nature, it opened its doors in 2021 and has since become a gastronomic hub that houses 27 restaurants and facilities spread over three floors, all owned by national entrepreneurs who worship local and seasonal products.

For all cooking fans, they also organize interactive days, workshops and cooking classes, it’s for everyone gourmets, offer spaces for tastings, lectures and launches.

Schedules: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm; on Mondays it is closed.

Location: Thames 747, Villa Crespo.

Patio De Los Lecheros Was A Train Station, Now Converted Into A Market, Has Picnic-Style Tables, Plants And Colorful Murals Photo: @Elpatiodeloslecheros
Patio de los Lecheros was a train station, now converted into a market, has picnic-style tables, plants and colorful murals Photo: @elpatiodeloslecheros

In the heart of Caballito, the Dairy Patio It was a traditional train station where milkmen arrived from the countryside. The proposal combines gastronomy with entertainment: there is live music, sometimes DJs play, other days bands and a playground for the little ones.

Swindler picnic-style tables, where plants and colorful murals predominate, the place is elevated on a narrow and long open-air lot. The gastronomic offer is vast and ranges from meat, fish and hamburgers to vegetarian options.

Schedules: Sunday to Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Location: Avenida Donato Alvarez and Bacacay, Cavalo.

Soho Market Has 11 Restaurants And Two Bars With Signature Drinks
Soho Market has 11 restaurants and two bars with signature drinksFacebook’s Soho Market

In a construction of 700 square meters, this alternative has 11 restaurants of international cuisine spread over two floors and as a trademark, it has two exclusive drink bars.

On the ground floor are informal food stalls, where you can enjoy them on the go; the upper floor has a more elaborate cuisine that can range from Spanish to Lebanese.

Its architecture is inspired by European markets, It is simple and among its materials iron, wood and plants predominate.

Schedules: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Location: Armenia 1744, Palermo.

The San Telmo Market Was Opened In 1897 With The Aim Of Receiving And Supplying Immigrants Who Arrived In The City;  Today Offers Everything From Gastronomy To Antiques And Clothing
The San Telmo Market was opened in 1897 with the aim of receiving and supplying immigrants who arrived in the city; today offers everything from gastronomy to antiques and clothing Xavier Martin

It is one of the classics and first Buenos Aires markets. It was opened in 1897 with the aim of receiving and supplying immigrants who arrived in the city. In colonial style, it still maintains its high ceilings, its arches, columns and the large dome.

Today this tour not only offers gastronomy: stalls to buy and eat there, and others that work as marketsotherwise also antiques and vintage clothing the second hand.

The project by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, the second person to graduate in architecture in Buenos Aires, was declared National Historic Monumentl by the Secretary of Culture of the City Government in 2000.

Time: Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 8 pm.

Location: Defense 963, San Telmo.

The Belgrano Market Was Built On Land Donated In 1875 By The Family Of José Hernández, The Writer Of Martín Fierro
The Belgrano Market was built on land donated in 1875 by the family of José Hernández, the writer of Martín FierroFacebook Mercado Belgrano

A market that dates back 130 years and is based on some land ceded in 1875 by the family of José Hernández, the writer of Martin Fierro. Considered an emblem and even a classic of the neighborhood, the proposal offers all types of food, from Japanese to Italian, pastry and cafeteria options to enjoy on its outdoor patio and terrace.

Schedules: stalls: Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 8 pm, patio: Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 3 am.

Location: Oath 2527, Belgrano.

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