Category Archives: heritage

What Makes a Good Food Memoir (besides recipes)

Holiday meals tend to be full of traditional family dishes, and they have their stories. Where did they come from, how long have they been in the family, have they evolved, and most important, what memories do they bring up? … Continue reading

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Tell the Family Stories at Thanksgiving

November is Family Stories Month for a reason! We’ve been looking forward to this week of traditional family gathering. Even while we may not yet have “normal” gatherings, we can still count our blessings and share our love (and hopefully … Continue reading

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Family History in Truth or Fiction

Back in May 2017 I posted “Writing the Immigrant Story in Truth or Fiction” about Amy Cohen and her family history novel Pacific Street based on her immigrant ancestors’ stories. She explained why she decided to write her family history … Continue reading

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