Relationship: Child of im/migrant
This is a photo of a Nacatamal
This is a photo of a Nacatamal

When my mother immigrated from Nicaragua, Managua to the US, San Francisco she brought along some recipes. These recipes have been passed down from my great grandmother, who taught them to my grandmother, and then my mother. My grandmother also immigrated to San Francisco from Nicaragua, and she would make her own recipes as well as the traditional Nicaraguan ones. The recipes/food that has been passed down is nacatamales and baho. My family makes these foods in November, December, and January. We make these specifically during this time because they are the most festive times. These months all contain birthdays of people that are special to us, such as my grandma. We also have Christmas to celebrate. The food isn’t usually hard to make, except for a nacatamal. That is very tedious to make and that's why we don’t make it as often. These foods taste very good, and are my favorite dishes, so I always crave them. So when the time comes to make them, I pig out. Making Nicaraguan food is a tradition for my family since it reminds them of their home country.

Place(s): Nicaragua
Year: 1981

– R

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