About the Project

The Heritage Cookbook Project started when my Auntie came for a visit with my folks one summer. As we sat around the picnic table enjoying the summer sun and the smell of dinner on the grill, she and my dad reminisced about life on the farm in Northern Minnesota. I detected a pattern in the stories. They all seem to revolve around or had food somewhere within the narrative.

And I thought, "you know, there is something here. Food connects us, it recalls our roots, and it brings us to the table to talk." So, there you have it. The start of a beautiful, delicious project. I hope you enjoy consuming it as much as I enjoy making it!!

The farmhouse in Northern Minnesota.

Why subscribe?

To be part of a really cool community, of course. A community that is enthusiastic about the foods that define family and cultural heritage. A community that understands the power of food to cultivate connection and encourage dialogue. A community that graciously shares family recipes and a little of themselves.

Become a Patron Supporter

If you would like to further support this project, there are a couple of ways that you can become a patron subscriber. Choose one of the paid tiers here, purchase something from my Amazon wish list, or buy me a tea - I know it says Buy Me a Coffee, but I’m a tea gal.

Here are some of the perks when you choose to become a Patron Supporter.

  • Printable illustrated recipe cards and cookbook pages, exclusive recipes,

  • 10% discounts on THCP merchandise

  • Be the first to hear about the newest merchandise


Join the community

Let your voice be heard. Be part of special conversation threads. Share your time honored - or brand new favorite - recipes with the community. Nominate contributors, suggest topics, or share your favorite cookbook.

Other goodies

Be the first to hear about events, new merchandise, special discounts, and everything else.

The satisfaction of being an integral part of this storytelling project 

Your decision to forego the purchase of the Talking Remote Meat Thermometer or the Automatic Mini Donut Factory to support The Heritage Cookbook Project allows me to continue to connect with cooks across the country to document food heritage, culture, and connection.

Welcome, and enjoy!

Food Industry Brands

Support The Heritage Cookbook Project through the Brand Partner option. Your brand will be promoted throughout the publication, receive discounted advertising opportunities on the podcast, and social media promotion.

Need more information? Reach out to connect@theheritagecookbookproject.com.

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As We Eat is a multi-platform storytelling project exploring how food connects, defines, and inspires