Love in Your Food: Family Recipes 


James Strange

“Mexican Style Ceviche” by powerplantop is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Yaretzi Guerrero

What do family recipes mean? Family recipes can mean many things to different people. In many cases, family recipes are recipes that were passed down from  generation to generation and for the same reason, it cannot be modified. It is like a tradition to many people and we shouldn’t change it. Many families love their family very much and making family recipes for special get togethers is the best way to show it.  

Many people think that they don’t have a family recipe but how can they be sure? Maybe try asking your mom or your grandparents if they might have a recipe that they have made for you for so long that you may not know the significance of. My family has a special dish that has its own special touch. I never knew about my family recipe but when I asked my grandma, I found out that we have a recipe that was passed down from my grandma to my mom and my two aunts.

I have interviewed my friend Sahara Bullington, a 6th grader, and here is what she thinks about family recipes: “Well I think they are important because they are one of the only things that gets passed down, generation to generation.” I interviewed another friend of mine who said “I think they are fun but just don’t do them alone. I also think that it is a good thing to spend some time with your family.”

An example of a recipe from my family is ceviche and it is like a soup of tomato and onion with shrimp from Ecuador and it’s delicious. Some peoples’ recipes are biscuits or s’mores. Other recipes are just recipes that are close to the heart. Another recipe can be a regular meal like rice and beans but to the family it is their family recipe. Asking about your family’s family recipe means you will be able to pass it down to your children and so on. Family matters and so do their recipes because it is what we have learned from them and save them like family memories.