Author and food blooger Rebecca Miller Ffrench
talks about the importance of being in the kitchen with mothers and grandmothers, preserving family history and exploring family heritage through recipes.
Rebecca disscusses how food and recipes tell a story of family heritage and ways to preserve those recipes (transfer platters, decoupage platter, recipe box, accordion-fold recipe book). She shares her ideas on the importance of baking/cooking with family members as way to learn about family heritage and to understand how a particular tool, for instance a rosette or krumkaker, iron is used. Finally, she gets into ways that you can create traditions with your family recipes if you don't already have a recipe-rich history.
In her time as a Contributing Writer for Cookie magazine and working for Martha Stewart, Ffrench has become an expert recipe writer. Her desserts are particularly tempting, and if you ask her why, she’ll say it’s because she comes from a long line of serious home bakers. Rebecca and her mother and grandmother before her firmly believe that dessert makes a house into a home. Food really is love and the scent of something warm and comforting says that someone who loves you is waiting inside.
If you would like to meet Rebecca in person she will be doing a cooking demo and tasting at Chef Central in Hartsdale, N.Y. on Friday May 11th. For more information visit her blog online at www.sweet-home.com