This App Brings Family Recipes to Life and Preserves Kitchen Memories Forever

published Feb 1, 2022
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If some of your fondest memories involve time spent in the kitchen with your nearest and dearest, you might wonder how you can preserve those precious memories and ensure that beloved family recipes continue getting passed down through generations — even as printed cookbooks and handwritten notes play second fiddle to screens, devices, and digital links.

One app makes it simple to archive those memories and every favorite recipe in your family’s lineage, making for a truly unique way to honor your loved ones and their culinary gifts forever. Dishtory delivers the stories, subtleties, and sentiment because the family recipes can be read aloud and explained by your loved ones themselves.

Available on Android and iOS, Dishtory’s interface allows users to record, save, and share family members’ recipes — while preserving a powerful audio memory of your loved one even after they’re gone in the future. Dishtory creators Chris Kozak and Dan Zawisza shared that they were motivated to create the recipe recording app thanks to “a love of food and family, giving anyone the opportunity to bring their family cookbook to life.”

As Kozak noted, “There’s a stark difference between plain-old sugar cookies and mom’s world famous sugar cookies. The Dishtory app captures the personality and nuance that is inherent in special dishes to replicate those memorable, meaningful family meals.”

Sure, you can write down those nuances — but what could be sweeter than hearing your loved one’s voice reminding you that a pinch of sugar is different than a dash, or recounting a hilarious memory of a broken oven hours before a big gathering? “With smartphone technology, we saw an opportunity for innovation and a way to keep treasured family recipes in hand at all times,” said Kozak. “That’s why we specifically designed the app with only three buttons — record, review, and save, creating a user-friendly layout that is accessible for all.” 

With the ability to save and share recorded recipes instantly, you can pass each memory to fellow family members far and wide and continue making new memories — while holding close old ones — for generations to come.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: This App Brings Beloved Family Recipes to Life and Preserves Kitchen Memories Forever