Family Recipes in Genealogy, the Forgotten Family Heirloom
Family recipes and meals were, and still are, a huge part of our family history and genealogy! It brought families together through the generations and continues doing so with the recipes passed down to us. It brought and continues to bring families together, whether it be through the special moments of cooking with a parent, grandparent or maybe even a great grandparent to the joys of gathering around and enjoying the company of loved ones while preparing or consuming that meal! Handed down family recipes can bring back a nostalgic time from one’s past and is also a great family heirloom to pass down through the generations, while honoring your ancestors!
What is (or was) a family recipe that has been passed down through the generations of your family?
Have you ever thought of this social genealogy question and how photos and tangible items passed down through the generations are not the only family heirlooms one can inherit, but recipes are as well? Well, I did! That’s why I decided to ask this social genealogy question on social media! I wanted to see how many others are still using family recipes that have been passed down through the generations or have started their only family tradition of passing down a family recipe for future generations! Of course, this is just a very small sample, with only about 120 comments, but still very fun and interesting!
Here are some of the responses I had to this question:
There were handed down recipes (and a few new ones) anywhere from the common to some that were quite different! It was a fun question to ask, and it was fun to see all the different recipes that people have received from their ancestors and still use through the generations!
What do you think of the recipes on this list? Do you use any of these? What is (or was) a family recipe that has been passed down through the generations of your family? I’d love to read your comments!
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