The World’s Largest Family Reunion Needs YOUR Food Story

Photos courtesy of Global Family Reunion.


You might be cousins with Gandhi. Jeffrey Dahmer. Mother Teresa.

Imagine. You build your family tree. I build my family tree. If there’s a common relative our trees are linked and our family doubles in size. Magnify this by millions (billions!) of people. The result is the biggest family tree in the world – one that will eventually represent the entire human race and prove that we are all cousins! Several sites like MyHeritage, WikiTree, and Family Search are working around the clock to make this dream a reality. While you’ll be able to see what celebrities you’re related to and how close the ties bind, this isn’t just some fluff project – knowing how the human race is linked will be critical as scientists work to understand genetic diseases such as Alzheimers.

A cause for celebration

Creating an enormous family tree requires an enormous family reunion – a Global Family Reunion, if you will. NY Times Bestselling author A.J. Jacobs will deliver the biggest, baddest family reunion the world has ever seen on June 6, 2015 in New York City. Thousands will attend. Celebrities will abound. Morgan Spurlock (of Supersize Me fame) is creating a documentary about the event!

With every family reunion comes food.

Sasha Martin is your cousinI’m honored to be a part of the Global Family Reunion team, serving as an editor for the event’s fundraising cookbook that will be seen by tens of thousands of people! The book will contain recipes curated from a FOOD52 recipe contest as well as food stories from people all over the world.

That’s where you come in.

We’re looking to pepper the cookbook with stories of food and family from around the world.


I’d love to add your story to the Global Family Reunion Cookbook.
Share it below for consideration.


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LENGTH: 3 sentences up to 300 words

WRITING PROMPTS: (choose any one)

  • Share a story of how food has brought your family closer together, especially during difficult times.
  • Tell us how often you cook with your family and what cooking together means to you.
  • Give us insight as to how you keep track of your family recipes and preserve them for future generations.

With your submission, you’ll be added to my email list so that I can keep you up to date on the cookbook release as well as plenty of other great recipes and ideas from around the world.


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