Preserving family recipes

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I just discovered the Legacy Matters blog, which has the compelling tagline: “Because your life counts and what you leave behind is the evidence of the life you lived. Why not tell it your way.” In a recent post, blogger Jill Fallon writes, “How many memories are contained in dog-eared, splotched, nearly illegible recipe cards mothers keep in battered tins on kitchen counters? Food is how we keep our family traditions and culture alive.”

She was prompted to write the post after reading in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) about how Hurricane Katrina survivors are desperately trying to recapture the treasured recipes they lost with their homes. Her suggestion? “Consider making some of your favorite, family recipes part of your Personal Legacy Archives. Using Blurb, you can make a book of the best and give it away to relatives for Christmas.”

We’re biased, of course, but we think it’s a great idea, and we’ve got the cookbook template to prove it. Thanks, Jill.

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