Close your eyes and think about home.
If you are like me, the first thought that pops into your mind is the kitchen filled with family. That isn’t really surprising – for most of us, the kitchen is the center of the home.
As I type I can hear the boys banging away as they unload the dishwasher while Skye sits in front of my Mom’s GE refrigerator playing with her ABCs. I can’t watch her in front of that fridge so intent on her letters without being instantly reminded that her older brother (Christian) had the same obsession at two.
Did you know that GE Appliances have been in homes since 1905? How many of us remember playing on the floor in out Grandmother’s kitchen while it buzzed with activity? I certainly can.
So much of our life plays out in the kitchen, doesn’t it?
I love the new Our American Kitchen film series by GE Appliances. They have created 2-3 minutes videos of diverse families, sharing the stories about how these families are living their lives. I found it interesting to watch and contemplate the similarities and differences that we each experience.
I love the story of the Richards family.
Doris Richards and her husband have adopted five (yes five!) children. Two are from Sierra Leone and three are from Vietnam. Included in the five is two sets of twins.
The Richards live in a small town in Colorado, where they teach their children about their heritage through cooking. Their twin girls were already 6 when they were adopted and time in the kitchen played a huge role in them feeling more a part of they family as they became accustomed to our way of life.
Preparing traditional Vietnamese and more recently African foods ties the family to their diverse heritages in a very beautiful way.
As you watch, think about the things that remain true for all of us as well as the themes that bind us.
Watch the Richards Family story here!
I really wish I had their Spring Roll recipe, don’t you?
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