This recipe is near and dear to my heart. My close friend spoke of potato pancakes always. I loved the family story behind her love of this recipe. I learned her Jewish heritage and significant recipes. I love history lessons through food. Later at a restaurant in New York City, I tried potato pancakes. I had just taken a new job as a pharmaceutical rep, and so did my future husband. Over potato pancakes we got to know each other. We were excited for our new jobs, and the best was yet to come. I would say that potato pancakes went full circle for me. —ashleychasesdinner
One constant in my life is food. I love to cook, eat and learn new things about food. I grew up in a family who had the philosophy that the kitchen was the heart of the home. My southern mom and grandma were amazing cooks who taught me food was more than sustenance, it was soulful. I am always amazed, inspired and genuinely happy to have found such a place as food52 with so many like minded individuals. With inspiration like this to draw from, there is endless oportunity to learn new things!