Our Food Recipes – Collecting Family Recipes From Around The World

The site Our Food Recipes started as an idea I have had for quite some time. I wanted to create a site that answered questions like: “Why do we eat what we eat?” and “What are the origins of our food recipes?” I came up with the conclusion that the best way to to do this was by analyzing real people’s family recipes. How it works? I want your, my visitors, family’s special recipe. It can be grandma’s pancakes or uncle Satoshi’s fish pastries. I will then study them and put them on a timeline together with an analysis.

After researching for quite a bit a created several sections. The main part are the pages you find under the button “BY COUNTRY” in the menu above, this is where you find links to specific countries. Each country is described with a brief summary of its history, particular cuisine and typical ingredients and dishes; food recipe submissions are also presented here. I felt I needed a bit more depth in the site so I also created a “HISTORY OF FOOD” section, here you have a timeline starting from humanity’s pre-history until today; from the first loaf of bread until Hellman’s mayonaisse. This also includes basics like what our body need and how fruit, vegetables and livestock have traveled. Here you also find examples of historic food recipes. Under the section “FOOD FACTS” you find info on our basic needs, food science, endemic origins of ingredients, and lots more.

To be a bit more specific. On our dinner tables we have food from all over the world, the multitude is staggering. My aim is to explain how customs and dishes have its foundation in factors like trade, migration, religion and inventions. It probably is a bit too ambitious; but I will give it a go. My hope is that with the help of you I can create a great cultural treasure of family recipes! All you have to do is to submit your family’s recipe and I will take care of the rest.

My name is Håkan and I am from Sweden, click here for my grandmothers recipe for filbunke It can serve as an example how I want the recipes to be presented on this site.

mixed fruits

This fantastic multitude is the result of thousands of years of trade and cultivation. Photo by bnbn from sxc.com