Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

What is
Heirloom Meals?

Heirlooms are treasures passed down through the generations.

Meals are moments when family and friends gather around food.

Heirloom Meals celebrates treasured family recipes, stories and tips!

We walk down food memory lane and explore what food(s) and recipe(s) remind you of home.

We explore how food memories often inform who you are and how you eat and cook today.

I find:

 - the bond of love that food creates.

 - how food connects us to our past and is the bridge to our future. 

 - how the past is often prologue.

 - how the wisdom of our ancestors' kitchens are worth preserving, exploring, and reviving.

 - how to honor any and all food memories, from great to bad. They are all valued as they are your memories. I honor them, explore them, and celebrate them.

I am a storyteller. Your storyteller.  I help tell your story through the lens of your food memories.

So come on in. Make yourself at home. I've got a few stories to share. And recipes - old, newly concocted and curated. And, then there's my story as a daughter, wife, stepmom, and person. I hope you'll want to add yours to the mix!! 

And remember, our memories are really our heirlooms, forever. Let me help you keep them alive.

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Come Sit at My Table

Let's spend some time together. I compiled an ebook with 14 simple and wonderful soup recipes.  Some are mine, others are from radio show guests or friends. Sign up for our email newsletter and receive: The Heirloom Soup Recipes ebook. And then, email me and tell me about your best food memories.  I am so excited to get to know you!!

Our Sponsors

We are full of thanks and gratitude for the support that these companies have provided to Heirloom Meals.


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Miriam Rigler, Inc - a Women's Boutique in NYC

The Moore Family Foundation


Summer Happenings

Carole is spending the Summer and Fall on Nantucket!

Join her for classes at the Nantucket Culinary Center.

Her next few classes are:

In a Pickle - Pickling is a great way to preserve the harvest. It is simple and provides for great sides and condiments. We’ll do a simple refrigerator method and one hot water bath.
The Heirloom Meals Recipe Project: Storytelling with a side of cooking

Have you ever just wished you asked your mom or grandmother for that special family recipe? Have you been talking about collecting your family recipes together in one place but never do it? Can you recall snippets of your family mealtime? How about your grandmother’s kitchen? The Heirloom Meals Recipe Project will bring your pens ad your pots together, combining writing prompts that will connect the participants immediately with the subject: who they are through the lens of their food memories and how food makes them feel. We will then move into the kitchen and Carole will demonstrate how to reverse engineer a family concoction into a recipe, write the recipe and then we will all eat together and share stories.

There’s Nothing a Homemade Cookie Can’t Solve

Aren’t cookies the ultimate comfort food? In this hands-on class, Carole will share three of her favorite family recipes. A perfect workshop for Mom’s and kids!

Check back here and the Nantucket Culinary Center for more of my classes!

In person Heirloom Meals Recipe Project:

If you are on Nantucket and want to write your food story and create your legacy cookbook. Email me or call me (413-329-5475). We are putting a class together!!

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