Share a Tradition or Dish From Your Culture

Food is a significant part of any culture. We have traditional dishes for holidays and celebrations, dishes handed down for generations and dishes from countries of origin. Food can also be an exciting way to learn about different cultures or traditions. 

Below, some of our staff share their favorite dishes or traditions handed down from previous generations or brought to America.   

English Tea
Steffani Witmer, Lionville Community YMCA

Join Steffani and Grace for an English afternoon tea. Drinking tea is a popular tradition around the world dating back to 27BC.


Dutch Apple Pancakes
Ms. Janelle, Upper Main Line YMCA
Pa. Dutch Apple Fritter Pancakes are a fun and easy recipe that can get the whole family cooking in the kitchen.

What are some of your favorite traditions or dishes?