Recipe for fostering families

LSU scholar assesses whether cooking strengthens bonds

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Tierra Alexander is the founder of Sweet Legacy NOLA, a caterer and cooking class provider, as well as a doctoral student at Louisiana State University’s School of Social Work. For her dissertation, she’s looking into whether preparing meals together strengthens relationships in foster and adoptive families; she recently spoke to The Food Section about her study.


Hanna Raskin: We frequently hear that food solves all problems: If you just cook and eat together, everything’s better. So, it’s nice someone is looking into whether that’s true. Can you tell me about your research?

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