Family Recipes Keep us Connected to Our Memories

Whenever I feel lonely for my family, I pull out my recipe box and cook

Beth Bruno
Nov 25, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash

“Recipes are like poems, they keep what kept us.” Henri Coulett


One of the things I love about this treasure trove of memories is that each one tells a story. Many of my recipes are written on scraps of paper — whatever was handy at the time — and that, in itself, is part of the story.

Photo by Beth Bruno ©2019
Photo by Beth Bruno ©2019
Photo by Beth Bruno ©2019

The legacy of family recipes is worth preserving for future generations. In a time when we can look up any recipe we want on our phones, I think it is important to keep those recipes that were written by hand when there was no such thing as a computer. Besides, you will never find a recipe for “Feather Dumplings” — one of my favorites that my grandmother made — online.

One Table, One World

People coming from different cultural backgrounds sharing seats at the table to dine, to laugh, to cook, to heal and most of all to share the stories of their unique journeys all over the world.

Beth Bruno

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Lifelong spiritual seeker with a desire to learn to live fully, love unreservedly, forgive completely and suck all the juice out of life.

One Table, One World

People coming from different cultural backgrounds sharing seats at the table to dine, to laugh, to cook, to heal and most of all to share the stories of their unique journeys all over the world.

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