Family Traditions

Stuck at Home? Beat Boredom with 13 Edible Crafts for Kids

These fun kids' crafts are even better since they're edible—just the thing for fighting boredom (and hangry tantrums too). We usually rely on them all summer, but they're just as perfect the rest of...

Kitchen Genealogy

by Querencia 6 months 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 5 months 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 10 months 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 8 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 13 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 2 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 3 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 4 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...

my family has a strange tradition when we are sick.

by vixenchild333 4 years ago

Since I was a little girl, every time I got sick my mom would either poach or soft boil eggs, put them in a mug, and pour in some cider vinegar, this would be served with some buttered or dry toast...

Do you pray before a meal?

by hairylegshoolihan 5 years ago

Now, my mother was a Sunday School teacher, my father was a deacon in the local Baptist church, and my brother was the choir director and I was a doubter for as long as I can remember. They did not...

Ethnic origins & cooking

by recipesinmydreams 5 years ago

What are your ethnic origins & how much do they influence your cooking ? My mom was Dutch & Irish & most of all southern with a capital "S". Dad was Native American ( Cherokee). I dearly love south...

Are you THE cook in your family?

by Regnes 5 years ago

As in, are you the person in the family that when people think of as the most talented at producing great dishes. If so, how long did it take you to reach that sort of pinnacle? I usurped my Mom...

When do you eat your salad?

by Jpan99 5 years ago

Before the entree? With the entree? After the entree? We grew up eating salad with the main meal, as a vegetable. Of course dining out in America salad is pretty much served before the en...