Mother's Mother.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My family is in town from LA this week, staying in an apartment ten minutes from mine. Last night, finding ourselves in the middle of a thunderstorm, we canceled our plans to find dinner in the neighborhood and my mom cooked for us instead, as if we were back in California and this was any ordinary night of the week. We ate off unfamiliar dishes in a strange kitchen, gathered around someone else's slightly-too-small table; somehow, still, it felt like home.

A day later, it seems fitting to write about Mother's Mother, a Berlin-based supper club honoring the cooking of mothers all over the world. At each dinner, a different chef celebrates a mother or grandmother of his or her choice by sharing dishes based on her family recipes with a small group of guests. The club is the brainchild of Kavita Meelu and has honored thirteen women thus far, hailing from a host of countries including Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Israel, Ghana, and Italy. (Peruse photos of the suppers, here.)


Happy news: Mother's Mother will be coming to New York City this winter. If you know of anyone who'd like to be a part of a dinner, you can let Kavita know, here. Have a wonderful Wednesday in the meantime.

Further reading: peeks into pantries; Delicatessen with love.

10 comments:

Loulou said...

How nice that you have your family there with you. You must be having a lot of fun. Neat that you had a mom cooked meal!

This supper club sounds interesting. My cousins and I have recently been going back and forth on FB trying to pull together some recipes of both my grandmothers. I started it by posting a Caramel Raisin Pudding that my maternal grandmother used to make, and then a cousin on my dad's side asked if anyone had my paternal grandmother's recipe for her Rice Pudding. Seems we all remember and want the puddings, lol.

Megan said...

Such a great idea!

Shoko said...

Loulou, those sound amazing - I'd want those recipes, too :)

tara said...

That's so fun! My family is going on vacation starting tomorrow in Crested Butte, Colorado! I'm looking forward to some family meals, but mostly because I am sick of hotel food!

Mother's mother is so cool and I love the idea of celebrating dishes and traditions. I'll have to see when it comes to LA next!

girlseeksplace said...

What a lovely concept! So glad you're having family time.

girlseeksplace said...

What a lovely concept! So glad you're having family time.

Kathy said...

I love this! It's amazing how food has the ability to transport a person home, no matter where you are in the world.

Have a wonderful week with your family!

burntfeather said...

selfishly I want this made into an cookbook :)

Heather said...

I love this idea--such a wonderful way to bring people together with food and stories! Will definitely keep tabs on their NYC whereabouts.

Have a wonderful time with your family!

Shoko said...

Thelma, that would be amazing.

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