Serious wanderlust leads to creative culinary adventure
Food Culture and Family Traditions:
The American dream as told through recipes
Like the amorphous antagonist of the 1958 film “The Blob,” my wanderlust is growing larger by the day. Visions of unlimited airplane tickets, conversations with strangers in foreign cafés and solitary walks down cobblestone streets have been permeating the daydreams that I have every time my mind starts to drift.
Tom Richardson cures salmon gravlax in
his home kitchen in San Diego.
Photo Credit: Lauren J. Mapp
“Food Culture and Family Traditions: The American dream as told through recipes” is a new series that I will be publishing on this blog where I interview people about their family history as they cook a traditional recipe. I believe that food can create powerful connections between people, places and the past, so I will be exploring this idea in this series of interiews.
My first victim, um, I mean “interview subject” is Tom Richardson of San Diego. Originally from the Midwest, he talks about his Norwegian roots, family, farming, religion and food in the first segment of this series. Stay tuned to read his story along with a recipe for gravlax and its accompanying dill mustard sauce.
I am excited to be starting this new project and I look forward to sharing these experiences with my audience and hearing feedback.