I chose this project for three reasons. First, cooking is a valuable, life-long skill that I will need as I get older, and I want to learn as much as I can. Second, for as long as I can remember, my parents and grandparents have been cooking delicious family meals that I wanted to learn how to cook to carry on the tradition. Finally, I thought it would be fun to spend time with my grandparents and learn more about their families and some of their favorite dishes. During this process, I spent time with my grandmother (my dad’s mother), who is of Italian decent and has many family meals that she is very proud of. I also spent time with my grandfather (my mother’s father), who loves to cook and was eager to show me his favorites recipes and various cooking techniques.