I believe every dish tells a story.
Think about the ways that the holiday food traditions do impact you. How does it connect you to your past, to your family’s heritage, to your culture? What memories are triggered by those smells and the visuals and the taste of the holiday food?
Sometimes food is not about a personal thing—it’s creating that memory for somebody else.
Cooking is a sensory experience and those memories can be very vivid, depending on what you’re connecting to.