Food and culture go together like love & marriage (well, not always these days), like a horse & buggy, like, um, okay, let’s start over :
Food and culture go together like bread & butter, like peanut butter & jelly, like tea & scones, like brownies & milk. (Oh, that’s better.) We express and share our culture through what we eat, we learn about other cultures through their cuisine. We strengthen our bonds to our own culture as well as to family and friends who surround us each time we cook and serve a traditional food or meal. What ingredients we use, what dishes we prepare, how it is served. All of this and more tie us to a culture whether or not we still feel an emotional link to a particular country, religion or community.
Great-great grandparents Sarah and Shapsa, photo taken in Lida, Russia before their immigration to the United States