When shared with family and friends, food transcends beyond its textbook definition. Smells, flavours and preparation are connected to family history - passed down from one generation to the next through storytelling. Across social statuses and racial lines, every family has a recipe (or two) that they cherish. Family recipes tell a story. They connect you to people or places… or memories.
The concept for a recipe story book originated from a
Facebook community page called Lockdown Recipe Storytelling Book (a Mikateko Media initiative).
But then things took an interesting turn…
What started out as a call for family recipes turned into a platform where people shared the heritage stories behind each recipe. The stories emulated pride; memories of a time long, long ago; some filled with pain, others joy.
As a result, Koe'sister was born. A spin-off of Mosadi Online, the quarterly magazine will be complemented by a special edition hard cover book just in time for Christmas 2020!
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