My Family 8 of 16
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Eat What They Ate

Eating the same foods your ancestors ate is a great way to connect with them and to experience in one small way what their life was like.

Possible Activities
  • Make your favorite meal. What about this meal makes it your favorite? Do you know your family members’ favorite meals?
  • Cook a favorite family recipe. Talk about the story behind the recipe: where it came from, why it is part of your family story, and how and when you enjoy it.
  • Eat a favorite food of one of your ancestors or a food from a place your ancestor is from. Consider eating an ancestor‘s favorite food on his or her birthday.
  • Who is the oldest person in your family? Ask him or her if he or she has any family recipes to share.
Go Digital
  • Take a picture of the meal you made (your own or your ancestor’s) and put the photo and recipe on FamilySearch as a Memory.
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