Here’s why I love the Weekend Table blog: in addition to being a top source for fabulous entertaining-perfect recipes, Weekend Table’s award-winning foodie Julie du Pont brings to light a wonderful idea for weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, wedding weekend events, and all parties in your wedding seaon — use cherished family recipes.
They might be heirloom recipes, handed down by your grandmother or great-grandmother (or grandfather or great-grandfather!) or from your parents, your sister, anyone you know. There’s something so magical about connecting with your ancestors and loved ones who sit with you at your table via a recipe. Creating a dish is a form of magic, after all, and tastes of childhood and special milestone moments become a part of you. They line your ribs, imbue into your soul, bringing you back to the most golden of times shared with the people you’re blessed to know.
For this recipe, Julie honors a friend’s Curry Vegetable dip, using the same exotic ingredients as the originators, and in many of her other recipes (which I hope you’ll explore and catch on her Twitter @weekendtable) she shares smart ways to give heirloom recipes a personal twist.
Julie’s a sensational foodie blogger whose recipes will give your wedding celebrations a touch of made-with-love foodie goodness, which is why I’m so excited to feature my favorite dishes from her collections here.