Family recipes | Ben Cunningham

Family recipes

When I first moved away from home after college, my mother gifted me a cookbook of family recipes. I know the dishes well (they’re ones requested on holidays, sold at bake sales, and kept warm in the oven on late Monday nights), but my mother knows me better (they’re recipes that even a lazy twentysomething like me can scrape together now and again).

After a handful of run-ins between pages and oven burners, and even more standoffs at the grocery store wishing I had remembered to bring along her booklet, I have decided to (slowly) re-up all of the recipes here.

Many thanks to all of the loving chefs below who have kept me from going hungry. Without them, I would still be eating out seven nights per week.

Appetizers

Shannon Kintzinger
Francesca Cunningham

Sides

Joan Cunningham

Sandwiches

Ben Cunningham
Shelley Wang
Ben Cunningham

Pasta

Cavatelli
Francesca Cunningham
Lynn Mawe
Lasagna
Virginia Rose, Francesca Cunningham

Meat

Francesca Cunningham
Rose Forwe, Francesca Cunningham
Francesca Cunningham

Poultry

Francesca Cunningham
Francesca Cunningham
Francesca Cunningham
Amy Blanchard

Seafood

Becky Xie

Desserts

Francesca Cunningham
Joan Cunningham
Ja-Kee Muller, Francesca Cunningham
Francesca Cunningham

Beverages

Joan Cunningham