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How to recreate your lost family recipes

Melanie Wong | Nov 23, 202002:10 AM     7

" . . . You, too, can use sensory memory, oral history, and historical detective work to better understand, or to recreate, family or cultural dishes that you connect with. Whether you have a trove of recipes in your naani’s handwriting, or just a lingering memory of a tia’s tres leches cake, you can apply insights from chefs and culinary historians to cook family recipes that hold special meaning to you, even if the elders who originally made them are gone. I spoke to Twitty, Miranda, and Veronica and Dayana Salazar, the mother-daughter team behind the Bay Area’s El Huarache Loco, about how they bring their own family flavors to life—and how you can, too. . . "

How to Recreate Your Lost Family Recipes, According to Historians and Chefs

It may not be just like grandma’s, but with observation and a little research, it’ll be pretty darn close.

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