Preserving Family Recipes is a step-by-step guide for the family food genealogist.
This a delightful find is newly released and written by Valerie J. Frey, an “author, archivist, history lover & culinary adventurer.” Having just been through Thanksgiving in the U.S., what better motivator could there be to gather and organize your family’s recipes and link them to your family history research?
Want to know more? Frey describes Preserving Family Recipes:
Heirloom dishes and family food traditions are rich sources of nostalgia and provide vivid ways to learn about our families’ past, yet they can be problematic. Many family recipes and food traditions are never documented in written or photographic form, existing only as unwritten know-how and lore that vanishes when a cook dies. Even when recipes are written down, they often fail to give the tricks and tips that would allow another cook to accurately replicate the dish. Unfortunately, recipes are also […]