Food has always been an integral part of my life. Not only is it a huge signifier in terms of culture, food brings people together. Certain places, smells and tastes can evoke certain memories and emotions for people. What we eat affects how we feel. My goal with this site is to feature recipes that have special meaning to people; recipes that go beyond just satisfying physical hunger for someone. Most of the recipes are relatively cheap, but they produce pretty big portions. The history of how these people got the recipe and why it is so important to them is included and gives you insight into just how powerful food can be.
Growing up, I was a terrible cook. My parents were worried that when I went away to college that I wouldn't be able to cook for myself. Thus, they started teaching me simple and cheap recipes that almost anyone can do. Since then, my goal has been to let people know about recipes that have meaning behind them, not only for me, but for others as well. Please feel free to submit your recipe to be featured on Nostaligc Nourishment.