Tag Archives: Family recipe


Oxtail Stew – Bejing Recipe

Context The interviewee in this collection and I are both Chinese though we have very different backgrounds. I’m Singaporean-Chinese and she is Beijing-Chinese. We found common ground in many of the foods that our mothers made for us growing up, however always noticed that there were little differences in the recipe. The following is a… Continue Reading »

Sweet Potato Pie

Main description: The following ingredients were provided by the informant via text message. RD: “sweet potato, butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and pre made pie crust” AB: “So, who did you learn this recipe from?” RD: “My mom taught me. She makes them, I think, every year around the holidays, like around… Continue Reading »

Chamorro “Titiyas”

Context: My informant is a 23 year-old woman who is of Chamorro descent. She grew up in San Francisco and moved to L.A. for college. She described a common practice for her family growing up surrounding food, particularly a snack called “titiyas”. Her Chamorro family passed on this recipe throughout the generations. She loves them… Continue Reading »

Apple/Pear Cobbler Recipe

Main Piece: Ingredients: Cobbler Topping Whipped Cream – Butter or Crisco for Baking Dish– 2 1/2 cups peeled, and sliced Granny Smith Apples– 2 1/2 cups peeled, and sliced Bosc/Asian Pears– 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar– 2 tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour– 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract– 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon– 1/2 teaspoon of Allspice– 1/4… Continue Reading »