As a kid, my mom would make a lot of Irish and American dishes, Meatloaf, potatoes, and string beans was a regular staple. However each autumn, my mom would assemble the ingredients for beef stew. When I finally moved out on my own, my parents wanted to know if I was eating, so I decided to make Mom’s beef stew. I used her recipe and it was a hit. My parents minds were at ease because if I could cook that, they knew I was OK.
This multimedia piece was produced for the “Coming to the Table” series from essay on leadership styles.