#TWKatHome Family Fridays
What's Your Family Food Heritage?
Wendy Jeffries, Executive Director, TasteWise Kids
Our #TWKFamilyFridays series is where we hope to provide you with resources to both learn a little more about the world of food and its sources, and connect with one another in the process.
Let's Explore the Past...
This week a friend of mine posted that in 2021 he was going to get back to making Guatemalan food, the food of his childhood. This got me thinking: what is my family's food heritage and how might we embrace it better as a family this year?
Here’s a few fun resources to help you and your family celebrate your food history:
- A trip through Maryland’s Culinary History
- Dave and Tonya Thomas’ (long time partners of TasteWise Kids) Modern Soul Conversations on Instagram
- Michael Twitty’s African American foodways studies
- A traditional Irish meal and with kid-friendly facts about Ireland (check out the bottom of the page for dinners from other countries including Peru, Thailand, and Jamaica)
- A lesson on chocolate and recipe for Mexican hot chocolate (check out more food related recipes and activities from this website here)
- Short fun podcast episodes about the history of different foods
- The Recipe Hunters’ videos and traditional recipes by artisan food makers around the world
- The art of fermentation for kids including bread, kimchi, and sauerkraut
Regardless of your food history direction, we wanted to share a food heritage exploration sheet to help you note a few recipes, stories, and/or other activities you might want to take as part of food exploration.
We would love to hear or see what direction your family food heritage goes in.