Over the past 150 years or so, dinner has accumulated many meanings beyond food: it has become about how we relate to our families, our society, and our nation. Perhaps it's time to revisit the script we've inherited and its weighted norms.
Whenever I brought up the staff meal, I found that chefs were very eager to talk about it, so I decided to make a short film series that explores the staff meals (often called Family Meal) at different restaurants around the country.
Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.