Potato salads are internationally acclaimed side dishes. A simple combination of essential ingredients evokes endless creativity in family recipes throughout the world. My family's recipe features mayonnaise and vinegar and therefore is reminiscent of northern and southern German potato salads respectively.
Endearing associations and memories often cling to family recipes.
My earliest potato salad memory connects to a picnic that my parents organized for us at a local park with a renowned sunken garden. The picnic lunch included my mother's potato salad and my father's fudge. The food was delicious, the garden along the river banks was spectacular, and the occasion was fun-filled.