The smell of slow cooking spread around the house and impart a unique warmth matched only by the flavor of the food. Yotam Ottolenghi, chef restaurant owner, food writer
I’m hosting my cooking group for lunch today. As a member of Smoking Pots (makes you smile…right?), I’m responsible for one project per year. With Mother’s Day around the corner and my head steeped in motherloss via this blog and a book, I decided to have folks bring a favorite dish their mom or grandmother made along with the story and recipe.
I made pressed chicken, a chicken and plain gelatin concoction that tastes better than it sounds and is beautiful. Once inverted, it has a design of lemon slices, pimento and green olive slices on the bottom (top). I vaguely remember my mom making it for her bridge club and years ago I used to make it for summer lunches. It was fun to recreate.
Affirmation: My cooking spreads love.
Coaching questions: What do you remember of your mother’s cooking? What was your favorite dish as a child? How have you created memories for your family?
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My mother in law’s cheesecake. I met her when I was 17 and she mothered me when my own mother was emotionally unable to.
We make Gramma’s cheesecake for any good reason ranging from “c’mon over for dinner” to weddings.
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