Have you ever seen these articles full of beautiful shots of fancy dishes and appetising foods? They are great inspiration; however, they never really resemble what you end up with on your plate when you attempt to re-create them. We thought we would share real family food from real families around the world who dine, brunch, lunch or snack in their homes, at the restaurant or on the go. No fancy shots. Just real families getting together, eating together, sampling real food: from buttered toast to lentil curry, from pretzel to blood oranges, from falafel to herring.
Here are some of our favourite pictures of family food shared with us by real families around the world.
Pregnant and all I want is Mexican food…in Tokyo. Fortunately many grocery stores here now carry tortillas and avocados, but cilantro and certain beans are wicked hard to find. It’s fun buying non-Japanese groceries. I think many people here don’t exactly know what to do with the ingredients on the shelves. Sometimes the clerk checking me out has a questioning look. Imagine if they saw my box of matzoh meal! It’s a lap lunch for me today. #MKBFamilyFood #tortilla #mexican #salsa #avocado
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Gathered around the lunch table with family and friends. Chicken dhaar and rice, crisp oven potatoes (made by my daughter), spiced eggplant with mint and pomegranate, and fluffy, non- greasy, sweet semolina without the nuts, because my kids don’t want any in there. A relaxing Friday afternoon doing things we love the most. Food of course, sharing our thoughts after a long week, board games, a foozball match that was more about the laughs than the winning and an actual football match that almost cost me a potted plant❤️ #makingmemories
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Lunch in Brazil (at least in the southeast) is the biggest meal of the day and MUST include rice, beans, and a piece of meat or fish. There’s usually a simple salad too and maybe one other vegetable that has been cooked into liquid form. #mkbfamilyfood #brazil #lunch #proudcarnivore And in full disclosure, lunch was prepared by our housekeeper. Also typical of middle class and higher in the cities of southeast Brazil.
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Bstilla is a classically Moroccan dish and possibly the most unique. To make one that is truly delicious requires patience and the ability to layer subtle savory flavors along with sweet notes and a crunchy exterior. It’s usually made with chicken, pigeon, or seafood. But this one was rabbit with a purée of carrot. The result was a perfect blend. It’s almost impossible to find a good bstilla in a restaurant here. This one however was excellent. #Marrakech #saltmarrakesh #morocco #foodie #foodtravel #chef #moroccanfood #sweet #savory #wanderlust #igfood #foodporn #foodmagic #marrakesh #mkbfamilyfood
If you are on Instagram, we would love it if you would share your family food with us too. Simply use the #mkbFamilyFood hashtag in your caption. And you can see plenty more of fabulous family meals and snacks, here.
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