Laurie Colwin writes, "No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers."

As we record the thoughts, ideas and processes of our traditional family meals we create an heirloom that will be handed down to our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

We build a bridge by which our loved ones can learn about who we are, even after we are gone from this world. Part of knowing the path ahead is to understand where you come from. This legacy of food passed down from one generation to another is a tool, a family tree of foods, a line that can be traced for decades into the past and the future.

Preserving family recipes preserves family history.

Documenting family recipes keeps part of the legacy of our relatives and loved ones alive. Each cook in a family contributes her own flavor and style.The food your family prepared is unique to your bloodline and the legacy your heritage can tell. These heirloom recipe cards offer lines to ponder the memories made either present day or generations before with each food item.

This note can be as simple as the one I wrote for my grandma's blueberry pie. "When Grandma made this pie, Dad ALWAYS went over to share a piece with her!” This can be linked to each of her journal entries, all of my memories, my dads stories, and even those times where I got to share in that memory, too. I want my kids to be able to recall that special sentiment when I share the recipe with them someday.

These stories, these little details and snippets of seemingly ordinary life, are things generations after you can celebrate but otherwise may never have known. They matter. They are what make family, family.

 

Specifics:

- 4x6 double-sided letterpressed heirloom recipe cards for 15 heirloom recipes with memory prompts & space for personalization and story-telling

- custom crafted genuine leather satchel recipe holder with brass snap | artist collaboration with in blue leather

- genuine leather tag with calligraphy detail | artist collaboration with in blue leather

- brass binding ring