Heritage Cooking: What is it and Why is it Trending 2021

The pandemic certainly changed life as we knew it in 2020, when millions of us were forced to quarantine at home. This change in lifestyle spawned the resurgence of heritage cooking – cooking that is represented by long-time family recipes, perhaps tweaked a bit but non-the-less still recognizable to great aunt Aggie.

If you recall, an interesting reaction to sheltering in place occurred—the surprising uptick in the number of

people baking at home. Did you notice that everyone on the planet suddenly started making homemade bread? Social media was filled with fledgling bakers proudly showing off their creations. The new craze even resulted in the country experiencing a flour and wheat shortage. And soon—sometimes unconsciously, other times intentionally—we began branching beyond bread. We began creating the comfort foods based in family tradition.