Asian Secret #20 Call your Mother, Grandmother, or Auntie

You'll be surprised what she knows

When was the last time you called home? Perhaps it wasn’t long ago. Even so, call a loved one from a previous generation and ask her a few questions about her childhood. Ask her what constituted a “snack” in those days. Ask her what she normally ate for dinner with her parents back then.

If your parent or grandparent is a direct descendant of immigrants or is an immigrant herself, there is a treasuretrove of great food and health secrets that is tucked away in their memories. So, take this week to learn about your family’s food and health traditions, and we’ll continue with more Asian secrets next week.