A form of recipes have been around for a very long time – possibly as old as storytelling. They have been shared orally as a form of survival, history, and camaraderie. Some of the first written recipes date back to 1730 BC in Mesopotamia on tablets and there are even ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that depict food and food preparation. Here in Canada, it’s common for good, solid recipes that are published in books and on the internet to use standard sets of measurement, include helpful information and allow the maker to recreate the dish exactly as the recipe maker intended it.
However, all around the world as history has passed it was more common for recipes to be learned using the five senses. New cooks and bakers commonly learn to prepare food through watching experienced friends and family members at work in the kitchen. They taste along the way, listen to stories, smell ingredients as they merge together and put their own hands in to knead dough or cut vegetables. Then finally, the best part, share the finished product at the end of the day.
We are thrilled to be able to share with you some of our favorite recipes that have been handed down through our families and invite you to share yours with us! We would also be delighted to see photos of your finished dishes or hear about the personalizations you make at home.
Mary shares her recipe for Sweet and Sour Boneless Pork Casserole with a video and printable recipe card
A generously shared recipe for their family’s favorite sweet pancakes with printable PDF recipe card.
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