What did your mom teach you about cooking or food? Yesterday, The Kitchn editors shared their fond memories of cooking with their moms that melted my heart.
Anjali, for example learned the importance of always sitting down around the table as a family. Emma has her mom to thank for her love of desserts and Ariel’s mom helped her realize the importance of tradition in food. But the one I loved most was Cambria’s story, she said that her mom made her realize that cooking is a true labor of love, with its ups and downs and all the messiness. Just embrace it and roll with it, because in the end it’s all about caring for those you love. Sweet, isn't it?
One of my first memories of my mom and me in the kitchen was when she taught me how to make ‘Kogel mogel’. My mom wasn’t and still isn’t a huge cook and I’m positive the recipe came from my dad or my grandma, but I remember her immaculately telling me the proportions to this eggnog type of dessert that kids back in the 80s loved. It’s rather unappetizing now since it’s basically a raw egg yolk, sugar and coco powder but back then it was the best treat me and her would share while chatting about my adventures in the kindergarten. So essentially, my mom taught me how to enjoy the simple flavours if they are mixed with good company. Your turn. xo
P.S: From grandma with love.
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(Photo of my mom (on the left), my brother, me as a baby and my grandma - 1982/83)