Why Do Our Family Food Traditions Matter?

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: