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Why You Should Definitely Learn Your Grandma's Recipes

Don't overlook the value of learning family recipes, especially ones that have been passed down over many generations.

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In this episode of Thrillist's Best Podcast, I learn the enduring value and myriad benefits of learning family recipes -- especially those passed down over generations -- by speaking with:

  • Superstar chef Aarón Sánchez on learning to cook from his mother and grandmother, and the ingredients they prefer in their kitchens
  • Rosella Rago, on her show Cooking with Nonna, and why nonnas are the unsung heroes of the cooking world
  • Erin Byers Murray and Cindy Wall, two of the women behind Dirty Pages, showcasing the stories and legacies behind so many family recipes
  • Kunal Patel, Ria Bhowmick, Kush Parmar on their project Curryageous, dedicated to examining and preserving family recipes and their stories

In the end, I'm so inspired I actually attempt one of my own Grandma's recipes (one of her own "dirty pages")... and fail miserably. But at least I learned something. 

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Wil Fulton is a producer for Thrillist. If you told told him he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life... he'd be frightened and confused. Follow him @wilfulton.