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Share your recipe story! Foods speak volumes about the cultures and generations we are apart of. Who is the oldest person in your family? Ask them if they have any family recipes to share. Do they have recipes from their parents or grandparents? Discover your recipe story and share it with us!
Your recipes have a story! Take a moment to think about certain foods that are always around your family gatherings. Not sure where to start telling your recipe story? Here's a question to help you get started: Did your parents, grandparents, or loved ones teach you how to make certain foods?
Recipe stories are all about family. Maybe your family enjoyed a particular recipe and shared the food with neighbors. Perhaps your family grew certain ingredients that prompted a specific meal every week. How has your family recipe ingrained itself in your life? Discover more about your own family recipe stories and spread the joy to others!
In 1997, Fred Hardy shared his pull candy recipe with his granddaughter to help her with her chemistry class project! This exact creation was passed down from Fred's mother who made up the recipe herself. Do you have any recipes in your family that originally started as a happy mistake or culinary experiment?
In a recipe story shared with FamilySearch, Grandma Spencer insisted that her grandchildren learn the craft of pie crust making. Grandma taught the specifics of handling the crust so that her children and grandchildren would be able to pass on the skill to future generations. The Spencers were known for pie crust, what recipe is your family known for among friends?
Start a tradition! All traditions are the result of a ripple effect whether they are tied to a holiday or are a seemingly original occurrence. Ekitzel didn't believe her family had any traditions until she started one herself! Now her family gathers for her French Onion Soup every holiday season. What have you done to continue or establish a tradition in your home?
Heritage - pass it on. Take a moment to reflect on how stuck you would be in your family history if records and family stories were never shared. You are a major part of your own family history. Paul grew to appreciate his Italian roots and chose to immerse his family in Italian culture through authentic cuisine such as pasta al'olio con aglio e pepperoncini. With every meal he and his family can become closer to their heritage. How are you passing on your heritage?
Spending time. Savoring Love. Jonathan was able to further develop a love of his heritage and family through spending time cooking the traditional Adobo dish with his mother. At FamilySearch, we believe that behind every food, a family story is waiting to be shared. What is your favorite or most memorable family heritage recipe?
Make food. Build memories. When you craft a meal you are making a memory with all of the people involved. In Chad's family everyone had a role when it came to making the traditional Lau Lau dish. The ingredients themselves represent the tropical aspects of Hawaii. What memories do you have of learning how to make a certain food in your family?
A little love is the perfect treat. Chocolate chip cookies are now a staple in Si's family, but not for the typical delicious reason you might think. Si's sons decided to start giving away chocolate chip cookies to someone in need of a friend every week. Due to the high cookie demand, Si chose to perfect her cookie recipe and now her family is known for their kindness in always having cookies to give away on a Sunday afternoon. What family story is hiding behind one of your recipes?
Food. Family. Fulfillment. Anne's mom proudly prepared food that derived from her Vietnamese roots for her family. Every smell and ingredient is a reminder of the unique heritage they are apart of. Take a moment to reflect on some of your favorite foods and how they originated in your family.