Thanksgiving is just around the corner… in Canada at least as it will take place weekend. For our dear neighbors to the south, I am sure many are already planning their menus and trip arrangements to see family. In my family it is a small and quaint affair as this is the weekend we close the cottage. Which ever way you do celebrate Thanksgiving, the message is the same everywhere….
The love of food ties families together
Thanksgiving is about two things – food and family. Ask anyone what kind of stuffing they like, or how they prefer their mashed potatoes and there is a good chance the will say how their mom, dad or grandparent has been preparing it all their lives. These recipes are as much a part of a family’s history as the memories of the times they’ve enjoyed them.
Through the years, a family’s shared love of the food that is only theirs, ties them together. Just look at what’s on the menu for a family feast and you have a unique view of how different cultures converge to form who that family is today.
This is very much the case for the Rome family. A combination of Croatian, Ukrainian and Italian recipes all have a place at their table. After losing a vital member of their family, Matthew along with his daughter Cheryl work hard to keep the love alive through the food and gatherings of their family.
Chris Karsisiotis, store manager for the Loblaws Burnhamthorpe, was excited to have Matthew and Cheryl in-store. He said they a have a lot of “Matthew”, family members who love food and want to keep memories alive, who come into the store looking for ingredients and suggestions on how to make things taste just like they remember. At Loblaws, we’re proud of the role we play in helping to keep these traditions going.
What an awesome video. Did you need to reach out for a Kleenex like I did? I thought it was truly a touching story and family, and it makes me want to prepare a family recipe book too.
What recipes would be in your family cookbook?
This post was sponsored by Loblaws
I so wish I was in Canda. I would have Thanksgiving with you guys, then go back home to the US and have Thanksgiving next month lol. I know that is fush a foodie thing to say. And I just love that video Evelyne. I had to not cry since I was working.
Come on over Kia, your place is waiting for you 😉 But I get to go to your family in a month lol.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve. I thought it was only celebrated in the US!!
Canada has it too, about a month early because of weather/harvesting times.
Is the cookbook for sale at Loblaws stores?
I believe only one book was made for the Rome family.
Do you have a link to the video or did I miss it? Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank goodness ours is still almost 2 months away. 🙂
MJ the video is in the post, you cannot see it? Let me know.
I still can’t find it. Maybe it’s my browser. I’ll try in a different browser.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!
Thank you Angie
Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal 🙂
Thank you Tandy