Share Your Family’s Food Story

February 8, 2017  - by 

Discover Family Recipies

Did you realize that you’re creating family history every day just by preparing food and eating it together? Good food has a way of bringing families together, and anytime families gather—even to eat—family history is made.

What are your family’s favorite meals? Do you make certain foods for special occasions? Do you make recipes you learned from your parents or grandparents? At FamilySearch we call these “family recipes,” and they’re a special part of your family history that’s worth preserving.

Preserve an important part of your heritage by sharing recipes, photos, or memories of your family’s favorite foods and the stories behind them.

Sample recipies found on FamilySearch.org Memories Discovery your family's heritage recipe story How to start family food traditions from scratch
Sample recipies found on FamilySearch.org Memories Discovery your family's heritage recipe story How to start family food traditions from scratch
Rocky Road Fudge family recipe Sweet Potato Pie family recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies family recipe
Spring Rolls family recipe Lau Lau family recipe Adobo family recipe
Pasta al’olio con Aglio e Pepperoncini  family recipe Bread Pudding family recipe French Onion Soup family recipe

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  1. For our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary we gathered treasured recipes and food memories from our growing up years along the the ones we traditionally used for holidays. A cookbook was created with stories and photos of our parents and photos of us sharing family meals. We, their 8 children shared funny food memories about recipes served while we were young like rubber pancakes and slumgullion(Saturday Soup) The recipes and memories were shared when we had our Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Meal Contest we had one year. My dad won with his prize turkey. We also included recipes that we use for our own families. We had copies made and given to each who attended the anniversary party. We read and laughed with each page turn. This cookbook is one of my prized possessions.

  2. Our extended family has been making the same Swedish foods for Christmas since at least the early 1900s. It is at least into the 7th generation, and non-Swedish family additions are learning the traditions as well. Within recent years I have been sharing techniques for our unique krupkaka and lefse with children of five of our offspring.

  3. Wow! Thank you for this article and comments from other users.
    Great ideas can be found here!

    I will try to improve myself in the kitchen and make some dishes from old recipes 😉 I never thought about it and now valuable it might be.

    Thank you!