Food is traditional. Inherently it is passed down from one person to another, no matter how indirectly.
I wanted to make sure I preserved my families food traditions, so a few years ago, I contacted my grandmothers and mom to make sure I received the recipes they considered theirs and family tradition.
Maybe I should have known since I had to ask, but I didn't exactly recieve an avalanche of information. I got a couple cookie recipes.
So I've adopted recipes from my best friend, too many ex-boyfriends mothers and other random places of recipes I like.
I figure if you can make families in any way, you can make family recipes in any way too!