My family immigrated to the United States in the wake of the 19th century, with them they brought traditions and belongings. From Lithuania my ancestors had to leave due to persecution from the Russians, or at least that’s the story.
Food is an important insight to the culture of a people. It shows the resources available and the climate where that food sometimes necessary.  Lithuanian cuisine is comprised mostly of what Lithuanian peasants had access to, Potatoes, pork, be it sausage or bacon, Lots of cream. Harvested berries and wild mushrooms are also staples. Cepelinai’s are potato dumplings filled with sausage and mushrooms and curded cheese. They are often served covered in cream and topped with bacon.

Year: 1900

– Sasha Ryshkus

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more