The heirloom recipe index – an introduction
June 17th, 2010
06:00 PM ET
Share this on:

Family recipes are so much more than scraps of paper; they're a pact to keep the past alive and share it with generations to come.

Nothing can compare to the sights, sounds and sense memories of rolling out biscuit dough with Grandma or helping Uncle Pete stir the Sunday gravy. However, those stained, handwritten index cards and notes folded in between pages of tattered-spined cookbooks ensure that those sacred flavors won't be lost to the ages.

We'd like you to celebrate your family's unique culinary heritage and honor your loved ones by sharing their best dishes with the world.

Your assignment: Scan or photograph a handwritten, heirloom family recipe (the more stained and well-loved-looking, the better) and upload it via iReport, along with a story about the person who brought it into your life and a memory of enjoying it with relatives or friends. A picture of the finished dish is nice but not required.

We'll showcase our favorites right here on a regular basis, and you'll bask in the warm, happy glow of the knowledge that you made your Grandma (or great-uncle, or second cousin on your mother's side) a superstar and preserved their kitchen legacy.

iReport – Share your heirloom recipes

Posted by:
Filed under: Buzz • Family Recipe Index • iReport • Make • Recipes


Next entry »
« Previous entry

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Next entry »
« Previous entry
Pinterest
 
| Part of
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,384 other followers