Why Do Our Family Food Traditions Matter?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As families come together for the Passover and Easter holidays, a look at how much food shapes our families and relationships: San Francisco-based Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, editors of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat, started the blog Learning to Eat, about writing and feeding their families in 2008. For their book, they collected essays that address the question, "Why does family food matter?

Two recipes for the season:


Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper

Comments [5]

The Truth from Becky

They matter because they keep us connected with our heritage.

Mar. 26 2013 11:53 AM
mm from Manhattan

There is, by the way an interesting conference on food and immigrant life at the New School in NYC coming up in April.

Mar. 26 2013 11:48 AM
francyne pelchar from Pelham Bay Park

I'm fortunate not to have family. My best recipe is chicken stuffed under the skin with spinach and cheese. Okay, not the most healthful, but now and then very good.

Mar. 26 2013 10:10 AM
Order Out

One recipe with chicken and creme and the other based on Coca Cola? Really?

Mar. 26 2013 09:40 AM

If Jews eat unleavened bread during Passover to recall that during the 40 year escape from Egypt's overlords to the Promised Land, during which time there was not even a few hours to allow the bread to rise -- then how on earth did they have time to make Brisket? Pressure cooker?

Mar. 26 2013 09:35 AM

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