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...

Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 7 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 3 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 3 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....

BBQ season, all year every year

by HipHop 3 years ago

Anyone other BBQ fans around here? My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to get the whole, big, extended family together and have a huge, meaty cook-off on the grill. Juicy meats, sausages, bbq...

What is the origin/ true name of my Grandma's "Chalamata Salad"?

by Dmzimmermd 3 years ago

When I was a child my Grandma, who spoke yiddish, slovak and hungarian, and lived there in varanno hungary (born in 1908) which became Vranov Slovakia. She used to make a finely diced salad contain...

ICYMI (and I did!) one of the most unusual pastas of Italy -- only 3 people left who know how to make it

by Michaelspont 4 years ago

I was in one of the very few restaurants in the world that serves su filindeu, handmade in the centre of Sardegna, and didn't order it because I didn't see it on the menu. (It's possible that they...

Zwieback in Twin Cities

by roosterjen 5 years ago

Has anyone seen Zwieback toast for sale in the Twin Cities? I am craving the old fashioned cheese torte my grandmother used to make and it uses zwieback for the crust. Nabisco and Gerber used to s...