Here's hoping that the popularity of cooking as entertainment and other nostalgic trends in reaction to the recession lead to a resurgent interest in cooking. We never thought about cooking much in my home when I was a kid. My mother cooked for us, but I don't recall any real family ritual around it, and as a child I had no interest in helping out in the kitchen.
Now that we're all older and more passionate about our meals, we actually spend much more time in the kitchen constructing elaborate family meals. I look forward to a chance to pass those experiences and recipes down to my children one day, and I hope others are doing the same.