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The Recipe Box

Family Tradition

It has become customary to keep favorite Family Recipes in a special container called "The Recipe Box". All of the secret ingredients that go into The Family's favorite meals are written on 3x5 inch or 4x6 inch Recipe Cards. The Recipe Box is a Family Heirloom and its contents are priceless. Newlywed couples usually buy The Recipe Box early in their marriage and spend a lifetime together gathering the recipes that become their favorites.

Background

Throughout the history of man a campfire has represented warmth, security and a source of heat to cook food. Cooking makes food more digestible and the process kills harmful bacteria that may be on the raw food.  Over time, as we have moved our campfires into our  homes we have become very sophisticated in the use of cooking utensils and the use of technology to apply energy to heat our food. 

The preparation of vegetables for raw consumption as salads does not require a careful process of assembling ingredients and application of heat. Most cooked meals; however, require the assembly of spices and food in the correct combination and the application of the right amount of heat over time to consistently result in a particular flavor or appearance. The "formula" for a particular dish is called a recipe.

Foods/Recipes differ between cultures because of the predominant plants and animals in a particular region of the world. Religion has also played a key role in the definition of the foods consumed by certain cultures. Over the years, as the United States has absorbed millions of people from all over the world, we find an abundance of recipes available with which to experiment.

Additional Web Sites 

Disney Recipe Box 
Betty Crocker 
Cookies 
Recipes 

 

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