I cook for my family for many reasons including the artistic creation it allows me on a regular basis. Still, there are most definitely days and budgeted weeks of grocery-buying and menu-planning that feel less than enjoyable. I have learned simplicity is most sustainable and traditional is most satisfying. It made me think of a dish I used to make with my mom who used to make it with her mom (pictured above) as a young girl in Cairo, Egypt.
A traditional middle eastern dish, these beef and rice stuffed grape leaves (or dolmas) are meant to be made together–gathered around a table with other family and friends. These times together can be fleeting or ever-changing through generations. Documentary family photography is the perfect way to preserve these memories. What a great session idea to get a camera in the kitchen, often the heart of the home.
What family traditions do you gather for in the kitchen that should be preserved?
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting everyday life–revealing what authentic, adventurous and lovers of life we all are.