Grandma

My grandmother was known for her delicious meals. She had it all internalized and mixed ingredients according to what was available and adapted to taste, smell and appearance. She didn’t need any recipes. The problem was when we wanted to replicate her dishes. We needed instructions so we had to come over early to our Sunday lunches and start writing down each step. After that, we still needed to check if it tasted anything like what she made. If we missed something, we updated the instructions and tried it again. Of course, once we got it right, we wouldn’t keep it only to ourselves. Everyone in our family wanted to get the joy of repeating what she did with mastery.

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