Story Starters: Recipes
This Week’s Story Starters: Recipes
What is your favorite recipe?
What is your favorite recipe passed down from your mother or other family members?
Do you follow recipes to the letter or wing it?
Where do you find new recipes?
How do you test new recipes?
What is your most requested dish by family and friends?
What cookbook do you use over and over again?
How do you research and plan for your family’s meals?
How do you research and plan for a party or holiday event?
Does cooking rank as a chore, as a labor of love, or a true calling?
How do you share new recipes with your family?
What special recipes are requested on birthdays?
What is each family member’s favorite dish that you make?
What cookbooks, hand written recipes, or other precious memorabilia have been passed down to you?
What memories from childhood do you have surrounding recipes or cooking?
How did you learn to cook?
What dietary needs to you have to keep in mind while you cook (gluten-free, diabetic, allergies)?
What seasonal or regional changes have you made to your recipes?
How has marriage or relationships affected your cooking (i.e. husband likes his mother’s potato salad version better)?
What traditional family recipes do you incorporate into your holiday celebrations?
What recipes have you developed from dishes you’ve eaten at restaurants or friends homes?
What classes, traveling, or shopping have you done in search of the perfect recipe?
What is your favorite cooking show, book, movie, chef?
What cooking blogs or sites do you reference regularly?
What do you think of Top Chef and Iron Chef?
What is your favorite ingredient?
What is recipe are you excited to try next?