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All Things We’re Cooking is a series starring family recipes of you, our readers and listeners, and the special stories behind them. We’ll continue to share more of your kitchen gems throughout the holidays.
The one where friends offended seven Jewish grandmothers with their chests
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Instead of choosing one beef brisket recipe for a Rosh Hashanah meal, these housemates combined their grandmothers’ recipes into one. It didn’t go exactly as planned.
Grandma Petra’s Love Is Baked In This Mexican Bread Pudding Recipe
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The sweet and savory capirotada was an expression of Grandma Petra’s love for her family, especially at Christmas. She never wrote it down, so her grandson had to recreate it from memory.
A bit of mystery shrouds one family’s meat pie recipe, but it’s a holiday favorite
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They don’t know where this version of the French-Canadian meat pie comes from, but one thing is clear: it’s not Christmas without a tourtière.
Nonna always greeted everyone. She drew the line when a family dog ate her pasta
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Hundreds of Nonna’s handmade cappelletti were no match for Barron the Doberman. But Barron was no match for Nonna and her rolling pin.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Everything we cook is a series highlighting family recipes that have special meaning for you, our readers and listeners. Earlier this year, we asked you to share your favorite recipes and explain why these dishes evoke such fond family memories. Working with NPR member stations, we received responses from across the country. We’ve interviewed some backers and will continue to share their stories throughout the holiday season. All recipes and photos were provided by NPR audience members.
Reporting by Wynne Davis, with Isabella Gomez Sarmiento and Maison Tran
Editing by Desiree F. Hicks and Amy Morgan
Design and art direction by Daniel Wood, Emily Bogle, Kaz Fantone and Alyson Hurt
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Project management by Caroline Kelly
Social Media Engagement by Matt Adams
Audio versions of the stories produced by Rose Friedman and Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, with assistance from Maison Tran
Additional editing by Gerry Holmes, Nicholas Charles and Neda Ulaby
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