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Family Food – Story Prompts That Celebrate Your Family’s Unique Cuisine

Inherited family recipes connect us to our past, while treating our tastebuds and making us feel at ‘home’. Save them and pass them on.

Explore these Story Prompts about family food to celebrate everything food and drink related in your family. Relive memorable meals, swap tips and tricks in the kitchen and encourage healthy eating. But most importantly, ensure that your favourite family recipes are safely preserved, so future family get to enjoy them too.

Ladies showing off a range of different cocktails.

Special Drinks

What special drinks would you recommend to others?

  • Handmade syrups that the children love?
  • Cocktails for social gatherings?
  • Bottles you buy to mark special occasions?
A collection of healthy food.

Diet Tips

Any thoughts or tips on a balanced diet?

  • What are the important elements of a balanced diet?
  • What super foods do you recommend, and how do you incorporate them into your diet?
  • What tips can you offer for meals?
  • What tips can you offer on purchasing ingredients?
  • Do you recommend any supplements?
  • What should family avoid eating?
Spanish paella dish.

Special Meals

What do you eat at special family occasions?

  • What are those timeless home-cooked family meals that you will never grow tired of?
  • Do you have memories of family meals as a child that you loved?
  • What is the ultimate ‘home-cooked’ meal?
A birthday cake.

Birthday Cakes

Can you create an ongoing story of birthday cake photos throughout the years?

  • Imagine collecting photos of family members with their cakes each year.
  • As a parent, make the ‘birthday cake photo’ a family ritual!
A family having a meal in their garden.

Memorable Mealtimes

What memorable social occasions have you had at mealtime?

  • Look back through old photos to be reminded of special meals you’ve enjoyed.
  • It might be a breakfast you enjoyed on holiday with a view to die for.
  • What special events or moments happened at a meal table?
A garden table covered with delicious-looking food.

Perfect Meals

What would your perfect breakfast, lunch, and dinner look like?

  • If you could have just one more breakfast, lunch and dinner, what would you choose?
  • It can’t hurt to let others know…
A recipe book.

Family Recipe Book

If your family wrote a recipe book, what recipes would you include?

  • A lot of comments online show that many families regret not learning from the cooks in their family how to create their favourite family meals.
  • It’s all too tempting to sit back and enjoy their delicious food without learning how to prepare it. But doing so comes with a sad reality that you’ll struggle to recreate that meal in the future.
  • Talk with your family to identify the most important meals and learn how to make them while you can.
  • Learning to cook them will make the meals even more special. When you cook them in the future, you’ll look back on these times fondly.
  • Preserve the details with recipes, photos and videos.
Meat being cooked on the BBQ.

Signature Dishes

Which dishes are different family members famous for making?

  • Which dishes are you most proud of that are appreciated by your family?
  • Which dishes of your parents of siblings do you love the most?
  • Perhaps you don’t have a signature dish. So what would you like to get better at so it becomes your signature dish?
A piping hot pizza.

Regular Meals

What do you regularly eat now that might be nice to be reminded of in years to come?

  • Meal time isn’t always about fancy dishes. What are the simple dishes that represent your regular week?
  • It might be the number 8 dish from your local Chinese takeaway or your favourite diavola pizza!
  • Imagine being able to see the meals your parents frequently made you as a child. And even cook them yourself, if the recipe is available!
  • As a parent, you can offer this to your children by recording the regular meals in your home.
A couple cooking in the kitchen.

Family Cooking Time

What is your family cooking experience like?

  • Is cooking a one-person affair?
  • Do you share cooking with your partner or parents?
  • Do your children help out?
  • Preparing food can be just as rewarding as eating it. How does your family prepare their meals?
The exterior of a French restaurant.

Eating Out

Where are your favourite places to eat?

  • A regular restaurant that you frequent?
  • A place where special events from your past took place?
  • Perhaps the first time eating out with your partner or when you were first introduced to a new type of cuisine…
A hand-made cheesecake.

Sweet Tooth

What deserts do the family go crazy for?

  • From summer deserts with handpicked fruit to winter wonders that leave everyone feeling they’ve over indulged!
  • If you get to request one desert from your family’s expert, which will it be?

Story Prompt FAQ’s

What is ‘family food’ referring to?

‘Family food’ refers to the meals and culture of consumption within your family. It encompasses the foods that you enjoy, as well as the cultural and social aspects surrounding food within the family.

What are ‘Story prompts’?

Sometimes it can be hard to get start writing a story. Story Prompts help by providing creative ideas as inspiration. Simirity’s Story Prompts have been designed to ignite discussions in your family and inspire you to ask questions about your family’s past.

How can I use Story Prompts with my family?

Stories don’t have to be written, they can be spoken too. They are designed for both you and your family. As you review the prompts, consider how your parents or a sibling might answer. It you don’t want to write a story down that fine – they can serve as great inspiration for interesting family discussions.

All prompts are built into the Simirity App. Within the app, you can send them to family members as Story Requests. This is a great opportunity to ensure important family stories get discussed and preserved for future generations.


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