Posted on: February 28, 2012

My husband and I are both very proud of our cultural backgrounds.  He is Irish and German and I am Italian and Sicilian (yes, there is a difference and that’s why I specified).  We feel it is important to pass on our cultural family traditions to our children.  One way we have begun to do this is by working on a family tree.  We have a book started and are planning on using to do more research into our backgrounds.  Another way we have begun to pass our traditions along to “G”, is through food.  I make many traditional Italian and Sicilian dishes quite frequently.  I am still learning about Irish and German dishes and will soon be making many of those types of meals as well.  Since we are American by birth, we do, of course, also instill American patriotism and culture into “G”.  Here are some examples of how we pass our cultural traditions on to “G” through food:

Here Giovanni is enjoying a Sicilian Cannoli.  He ate practically the entire thing.  That’s my good little Sicilian!

Here he is learning about his Irish heritage.  What better way to learn about his Irish roots than by enjoying a Shamrock Shake?

And, finally, we want to make sure he really celebrates being American.  Afterall, that is what we are first and foremost.  What better way to celebrate being American than enjoying food from Sonic, a classic American restaurant? 

As you can see, “G” has been enjoying learning about our family heritage.  We look forward to teaching him even more as the years pass.

3 Responses to "Heritage"

“G” is so lucky to have you as a mommy. LOVE your cooking!

Thanks Christine!

This made me smile 🙂

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