There’s no taste like home
UMass Dining publishes 15th annual home-inspired cookbook
Leaving home and living on your own for the first time can be a bittersweet transition. Despite the excitement of starting college, you might find yourself a little homesick. The mere memory of your dad’s pakoras or your aunt’s molasses cookies might have you counting down the days till Thanksgiving break before you’ve even memorized your professors’ names.
That’s why the folks at UMass Dining whip up the Taste of Home cookbook each year. Since 2008, they have sifted through hundreds of family recipe submissions from around the world to select the cream of the crop appetizers, entrees, desserts, and more.
“UMass Dining is privileged to have UMass families share their favorite recipes,” says Martha Monaghan, special events manager for UMass Dining. “We love to feature them for Family Weekend each fall and throughout the year.”
Each simple but delicious recipe offers a story to savor. So, scour this series of cookbooks to find your new favorite go-to! Here’s just one recent recipe to give you a taste of the offerings.
The Price Family Apple Cider Cake
While Morgan Price ’21 was finishing up her Sports Management degree, her mother, Holly Bowden Price, submitted their family recipe for an apple cider cake. It was featured in the 2021 issue of UMass Dining’s Taste of Home cookbook. “Our family loves to cook and share recipes,” explains Price. “So being able to reach the UMass family community was a great way to contribute a fall favorite.” Give her recipe a try and maybe you’ll discover a new autumnal favorite.