With work taking over the lives of many, young adults are consumed by high levels of stress and there is a growing recognition of the vital contribution that leisure time can make towards young individuals in terms of promoting their overall development and well-being. This book examines the role of leisure activities and explores the therapeutic potential of Cooking as a leisure activity among young adults. Since limited academic literature exists in this field, the insights gained from this book offer a fresh perspective to the activity of cooking, which so far has been viewed merely as a monotonous and repetitive activity. An in-depth analysis with young adults reveals that cooking as a leisure activity has influenced one or more of the following areas of their lives- aspects of the self, interpersonal relationships, cognitive aspects promoting mental health and physical aspects in terms of general well-being. The strong basis of the findings urges young adults, specifically those who regard cooking as a leisure activity, to become consciously aware of the therapeutic benefits of Cooking in order to cope with their stress and negative life events.