My mom cooks food that my grandmother cooked. My mom cooks the food from her childhood becuase she's used that kind of food. I think most people make the food that their parents made becuase of the same reason. They feel comfortable and related to that food that their mom made in the past.
The importance of family food traditions is the memories of ancestors. If you don't carry on the food that they created or started, you start to forget. You can't just remember people by pictures, it's better to do something that they did when they were alive. It feels more special. Whenever I ask my mom what she's making she would tell me what the food was and who made it before her, if anyone did.
Also the traditions that the families and ancestors bring. When they die, the traditions carry on and people remember the ancestors. I think that it's really cool that people carry on traditions to remember others that died. I like that people do kore than just take pictures to remember, they do recepies and carry on the traditions that I will carry on and so will my sister.
One of the recepies that my mom makes that my grandmother used to make is something called pelmemi. Pelmemi are little dumplings made of dough with meat, or anything of your choice. To make the drought you need 2/3 cups buttermilk, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 2 large eggs, 2 cups warm water, 1 1/2 tablespoon of salt, and 7 cups flour. To make the meat insides you need 1pound ground turkey, 1 pound ground pork, 1 onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 pressed garlic cloves, 1/2 tablespoon ground pepper and lastly, 3/4 tablespoon salt. That's the recipe to pelmeni. How to cook it