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Traditional Family Food: Coffee Hour Edition

Emmanuel Voices

If you’re like me, you’ve been doing a lot of therapy baking and comfort food cooking during the pandemic. And what’s more “comfortable” than treasured family traditions and beloved recipes?! That’s true whether they go back generations or began when you started your own family. During Emmanuel’s January 24, 2021 coffee hour, we shared stories of traditions and recipes that mean the most to us.

Parishioners shared stories of crabbing as a family ritual, tailgating at games, baking cookies as a family, holiday menus that change only at the risk of family ire, cherished recipes collected into family cookbooks, and recipes so loved that the cards or papers on which they are written are worn and stained. Jode Willingham recommended a cookbook:MFK Fisher’sHow to Cook a Wolf, a book of recipes and musings about cooking during wartime shortages, which applies nicely to COVID times.

Not surprisingly, many of…

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