News Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2008

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

By Gayle White

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Some University of Georgia students who are homesick for their mama’s, daddy’s or grandma’s cooking will have to go no farther than their nearest dining hall.

UGA Food Services will present “A Taste of Home” on Thursday. Cooks will be making dishes from 127 parents’ recipes, including baked French toast casserole, apple peanut coleslaw, Mexican corn soup and strawberry rhubarb pie. Different foods will be served at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the university’s four dining halls.

Since the tradition began in 1987, more than 2,400 family recipes have been featured.

Every parent who submits a recipe for consideration by the food staff gets two complimentary meal tickets for use during a campus visit. Parents whose recipes are served at a meal receive a copy of their recipe in a version that will serve 8,000 and a commemorative dinner plate.

This year’s winners of the plates include Kimberly Barlow, whose sausage-hash brown breakfast casserole is a favorite of her daughter Kara, of Suwanee; Martin and Kathy Silver, whose teriyaki chicken wings are enjoyed by their daughter Sarah, of Norcross; and Diana Daniel, whose son David, of Marietta, loves her hearty hamburger soup.

Some parents’ dishes have been so popular that they’ve been incorporated into the dining halls’ regular menus.