I saw this today on FamilySearch – A Recipe for Shepherd’s Pie: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/shepherds-pie-recipe/.
Every country has its comfort foods—those dishes that not only satisfy, but also provide a sense of well-being. Shepherd’s pie is one such recipe. This traditional dish from the United Kingdom includes a mixture of vegetables cooked in gravy with bits of minced or ground lamb or mutton (hence the name “shepherd’s pie”) topped with savory mashed potatoes.
In the modern United Kingdom, the term “shepherd’s pie” is used only when the meat is lamb. Made with beef, it becomes “Cottage Pie”—but hungry families enjoying this delicious, simple dish may not differentiate. Perhaps it is that satisfying simplicity that has made it, in a host of variations, a favorite around the world.
To the Irish, it is known by the traditional Gaelic term “pióg an aoire” (pronounced pih-ogue on ee-ra). Brazilians enjoy a similar dish called “escondidinho.” In the Netherlands, it is “philosopher’s stew.” Other variations appear throughout the world.
Traditional foods are part of what make your family who they are. If you have favorite traditional family recipes, share them and perhaps their significance in the FamilySearch Memories app.