Family Day giveaway: share your childhood food memories!


First, take a walk down memory lane, then share your favourite childhood recipe with us for a chance to win two fantastic new family cookbooks.

Kitchen for Kids Cookbook, by Jennifer Low.

In celebration of Family Day, we're inviting you to share your most cherished food memories with us!

Food, unlike anything else, has the power to bring us back in time. Our food memories, especially childhood memories, of cooking and baking with our loved ones, really do last a lifetime. That’s because being together in the kitchen with our family is where we bond and learn about our family traditions, as much as it's about the food or recipes we're preparing.

As we gear up to celebrate Family Day next week, we're inviting you to take a few moments to reflect on your earliest food memories and share them with us! Perhaps you'll remember one of the first recipes you learned to cook as a child or one of the first recipes you cooked together with your family in the kitchen.  

Share your food memories with us between February 2nd and 9th, in one of the following three ways, for a chance to win Kitchen for Kids and Kids Fun and Healthy Cookbook, two fantastic family cookbooks that inspire kids to cook. Submit your entries by noon on February 9th. All entries will be automatically entered into a random draw and the winner will be announced on February 9th, Family Day. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of BC. 

Entries can be made:

1. On Twitter: Share your memory using the hashtag #FamilyDayFoodMemory and be sure to tag @BetterTogether

2. On Facebook: Share your memory in the comments section of this post.

3. On this blog, simply share your memory in the comments below. If you'd like to share an associated recipe, we'd love that. Simply submit the recipe here

Happy Family Day everyone! 

Kids Fun & Healthy Cookbook, a family favourite!

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  • One of my first cooking memories was making pancakes, mixing the batter and the tricky bit of flipping them

    KittyPride 2 February 2015, at 4:18 pm

  • I remember barely being old enough to see the stovetop but loving watching my grandmother make our family's traditional Hungarian chicken paprikash and dumplings.

    Jen 3 February 2015, at 8:12 am

  • My favorite childhood memory of great food recipe is that my mom used to make vegetarian lasagna for all special occasions. To this day, I'm trying to recreate it all the time. 2box oven ready noodles 2 jars sauce, cook in various veg 1 container ricotta 1 container cottage cheese 2 packages of chopped spinach *blend above three ingredients* Mozzarella- a lot of it Make as many layers as possible and bake for 45, serve with mixed greens topped with avocado tahini sauce, cheesy bread-no garlic. Bob Apetit! My daughter and I love cooking together and would enjoy these cookbooks

    sudevi (mallika) 3 February 2015, at 9:40 am

  • my memories for my daughters is spending time to teach my girls how to bake , taught Crystal to make pie crust and taught Tasha how to make bread and Nadine taught her how to make certain cookie dough :)

    marietta hans 3 February 2015, at 2:03 pm

  • i loved cooking with my grandma when I was little. I particularly remember making the best blueberry muffins. I thought they were the best because we topped them with sugar and lemon zest.

    Liz 3 February 2015, at 5:38 pm

  • One of my favorite childhood recipes was homemade chicken soup with dumplings. My mom would make the dumplings with an egg flour, butter, water and chopped parsley and drop them into the simmering soup just before serving. They were soo good!

    Meghan Molnar 4 February 2015, at 2:05 pm

  • I always got to pick the meal of my choice for my birthday growing up. I usually picked my moms spaghetti, caeser salad and garlic bread. It's still my favourite meal but no one can make it like my mom.

    Angela Mitchell 4 February 2015, at 10:13 pm

  • I distinctly remember making cookies with my mom and we had to beat the batter. And of course I whipped the egg beater appliance out of the bowl when it was going full speed. And thus began my love of baking. :) Now I love cooking with my mom - we make dinner and soups all the time. And I still bake for my parents!

    Natalie 5 February 2015, at 10:44 am

  • Making egg salad sandwiches for my school lunch

    Eileen 8 February 2015, at 6:49 pm