Family Traditions

Chowhound Christmas Gift Guide 2020: Best Gifts for Food-Loving Families and Parents

We all know that special family—the family that loves to gather together to cook and eat. Picture it: The kids love standing on the step stool helping out, while their parents practice patience as flour...

CH-Relationships. if you/your S.O. cooks something, "Not Good"

by seefoo 5 months ago

....do you or your S.O. pretend it's good and motor through the meal? :D first off, this question is in good humor. my wife and I laugh with each other well. that includes the occasional dinne...

Kau Kau Chronicles - Vintage Hawaiian Cookbook Recipes Online

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Stumbled upon this website that has preserved and shared in searchable online format recipes from community cookbooks in Hawai'i from around 1950 to 2000.

Celebrating Passover 2021: March 27-April 4...

by gutreactions 7 months ago

How will it be different than it was last year? My family zoomed it last time. Will you be preparing traditional specialties at home, or will you order take-out? Where do you like to shop for the b...

Time for the Tlingit Potato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Wondering if those in northern climes have grown this potato. Or even tasted one. And if not, this is a fascinating read. “When we eat a Tlingit potato,” he says, “we share a meal with those who...

Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

If you follow the Chinese-American tradition of serving sticky rice studded with lop cheong, Chinese bacon, ham, black mushrooms and other goodies as a side (or stuffed into) the holiday turkey, th...

How to recreate your lost family recipes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . 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...

Ideas for a "weather dependent" Thanksgiving 2020?

by lsnmcg 11 months ago

Hi hounders! 2020 has thrown a curveball to everything, even my normal Thanksgiving routine. I was hoping to pick your genius brains about a dilemma that social gathering during coronavirus has pre...

"Gather": free online film screening & discussion, 11/21, 2pm PST

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Join us on Saturday, Nov 21 at 2 PM PST for a virtual film screening and community discussion of the critically acclaimed Indigenous food documentary, Gather. @gatherfilm is an intimate portrait o...

How will you handle Father's Day this year, June 21st?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Dad deserves his day, too! I enjoy gathering with family, but the coronavirus crisis has made this year different. How will you deal with it? Will you dine-out now that Covid restrictions are start...

Kitchen Genealogy

by Querencia 2 years ago

My observation is that immigrant families cling to cooking longer than to any other bits of their original culture---when language and religion are lost, they still cook a few of the old dishes eve...

The woman saving Georgia's lost cheeses

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"... From the Svaneti region deep in the Caucasus Mountains to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region to the south (and beyond), these are some of the more popular artisanal cheeses that are being re-in...

Calabaza en Tacha :: Winter Squash in Piloncillo Syrup

by cristina 2 years ago

A week or so ago, a fellow CHer on the Mexico board asked for the recipe for Mexican squash in brown sugar syrup. Here it is. Mari, the woman who spoils me by doing all of my housework, gave me...

How America Lost Dinner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

“... It isn’t just buying groceries and figuring out meals that apparently have become more untenable in the past several decades. The very act of feeding yourself in America has changed in fundame...

The cake that brought me closer to the wonderful woman I'll never know

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Online I discovered blogs where bakers of my generation cook directly from the recipe books of forebears. . .

Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

by OhMyDeer 2 years ago

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around...

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environm...

Traditional Jewish-style Christmas Day at Vietnaam, Manhattan...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

Keeping up the tradition, we gathered with family in Manhattan on Christmas Day for a Holiday movie and Asian dinner afterwards (We saw Mary Poppins at the Beekman and I sat alongside my beautiful ...

Yeast and Cream Cheese Rugelach Dough

by jerseydiner 4 years ago

My grandmother passed away about 7 years ago, and with her went her cold yeast and cream cheese rugelach dough. Nothing I've tried compares to them, and I want to share them with my daughter, but n...

Danish flæskesteg?

by awinchester 4 years ago

Hi, all. I'm bringing my Danish boyfriend home to the US for Christmas, and want to make it special and "like home" for him. In Denmark, they have a cut of pork called "flæskesteg" (sounds like ...

Pie Crust top crust designs, any family traditions?

by Kevin Andrew Murphy 14 years ago

I just made three pies last night, remembering my grandmother who'd taught me how to make pie crust years ago. One other thing she'd taught me was how to make a design with the vents on the crust....