Did I ever tell you the story about…

September 19, 2016

Did I ever tell you the story about…

Getting a good conversation flowing around the dinner table isn't always easy. Food writer Jenny Rosenstrach shares one idea that always works... Story telling! 
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If your kids are like mine, they love hearing about where they came from and who we are as a family. Particularly when it includes a glimpse of their parents as kids, or behaving in a way that is far from perfect. Beyond just having my daughters’ attention, beyond having something to talk about besides the meatballs, the tales help us build the family narrative, the never-ending, multilayered yarn they’ve been hearing their whole lives, and, hopefully help them figure out where they belong in it.

 
Next time you sit down to family dinner, try it. Ask “Did I ever tell you the story about…” and see where it takes you. 
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 Read the full dog story on the Cup of Jo blog.

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Food writer Jenny Rosenstrach is the founder of the blog Dinner: A Love Story.

 
She wrote a book with the same name, which has a prized spot on our bookshelf. Her other two books are Dinner: The Playbook and How to Celebrate Everything, which comes out this month.

 

 
(Illustration by Kristen Solecki for Cup of Jo.)




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