Family Heritage Cooking

In this series, authors and cooks delve deliciously into the stories and secrets behind their favorite recipes. Learn to make Mexican tamales, the Filipino ginger-chicken soup tinola, Vietnamese Brussels sprouts and much more.

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Soup—and Life—Lessons From My Grandma

Along with the foundations of how to make great soup, my Mita taught me about different cultures through food.

It Took a Pandemic, But I Finally Learned to Cook My Family's Most Cherished Recipes

Between socially distant holidays and a nagging need for comfort food, millennials like me are finally tackling the family recipes we find most intimidating...and meaningful.

It's Not Christmas Until We Pull Out the "Charcuter-tree"

Basically, you skewer charcuterie with a toothpick and stick it to a styrofoam cone to create a Christmas tree-shaped appetizer. My husband's family has made this for forever and I was curious to learn more about the tradition.

My Parents' Coquito Always Brings Me Home

Making this recipe for the Puerto Rican holiday drink is a way to connect to family near and far.

Here's Why You Get an Orange in Your Christmas Stocking

It's a tradition in many families, but where exactly did it come from? We dug into the history to learn about the origins of this Christmas tradition.

More Family Heritage Cooking

Just Like Grandma Used to Make: Why We're Craving Grandma's Cooking Now More Than Ever

Grandma's comfort foods remind of us simpler, happier times and make us feel better—even if only for a little while. Here's why we should all lean in harder and embrace our comfort-food cravings.

Vintage Tableware Just Like Grandma's

Bring back some retro flair and memories of Grandma with these vintage cocktail glasses, Pyrex dishes and classic cookware.

Gyoza (Chinese Dumplings)

Sabrina Gee-Shin uses her grandmother’s Chinese filling to make this gyoza recipe. She teaches several folding methods in her Kimchee Mama cooking classes. This one, from a Japanese friend, is quick and simple.