Family Traditions

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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...

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BBQ season, all year every year

by HipHop 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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...

carrying on a family tradition

by Markari 11 years ago

For 15 years my father made a flour-less, chocolate, scotch, bundt cake for Christmas that looked like it had two layers to it. The top (when the pan was inverted) was kind of carmel colored, while...

Family traditional Easter eats

by berkleybabe 20 years ago

Ham and lamb are traditional foods for Easter, but do others have interesting other traditions? My brother-in-law, who's Polish, brought holiday kielbasa into the mix. Bought in *very* Polish Hamtr...

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