Our family loves to travel, but with two young kids, we’ve learned to have adventures at home. Oftentimes, we combine cooking and eating meals from around the world with our love of music, film, and art. The themed nights that we started as our “dates in” nights have evolved naturally into teaching our kids about world cultures.
Studying immigrant food cultures has helped me to see how groups have adapted their techniques to the food available in a new place, for example, the wealth of new possibilities that unfolded from Italian communities adapting their foodways in America.
I’ve used immigrant cooking as a model for affordable cooking, using the foods available (locally whenever possible) to cook creatively. Many of my recipes are simple and straightforward, but I also like to experiment with cooking to learn new techniques, like making our own pasta.
I plan to share recipes, ideas for food-themed nights or parties, as well as teaching world cultures through food and activities.