Hey guys, welcome back to Tradition in the Kitchen! The podcast where food and tradition are mixed together in one kitchen. We will be cooking and baking delicious recipes and at the same time disclosing tips and tricks so that you can try them with us.
I am your host, Therese Wales, and this is Episode 1.
What do you think of when you hear the word tradition?
Do you think of your school? Your friends? Do you think of your family and their celebrations?
Well, whatever you are thinking of, we have one thing in common—tradition plays a huge part in all of our lives. It is what brings our families together. It is the memories, the stories, the celebrations that you look forward to every year.
The definition of tradition is customs or beliefs being passed on from generation to generation.
Tradition is especially present in our lives here at Texas A&M University as part of the Aggie family. It is one of the main reasons why we continue to grow as a school as people want to be a part of this spirit that can never be told.
Tradition plays a big role in my big family as well. Fortunately, it is a spirit and tradition that can very much be told and eaten. My family is super duper Czech and we have the tradition of making my Nana’s kolaches for any and every occasion.
What even is a kolache?
Have you ever had one? Do you know the difference between a kolache and a kolbasnek? How did kolaches even come about; I mean who let dessert be eaten for breakfast?
If you have ever wondered these things, or are now wondering them because I asked, tune into my first episode of Tradition in the Kitchen. All of these questions and more will be answered by Nana herself with commentary from my family.
Who is Nana you may ask? Well to some, she is known has Hattie Macha and to others, the best grandmother in the whole world. Nana has been making kolaches with her mother since she was a little girl, and she has many funny stories and memories of making them with family.
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