Brunch with the Ancestors
Greetings! Thank you for reaching out! Thank you for your world-serving interest to connect with *your ancestors*. <3

*Brunch with the Ancestors* is an intimate, lingering, meal of tastes, flavors, foods & herbs both inspired by - & likely enjoyed by - your ancestors. Around K is for Kitchen, we do a lot of research. We honor & grow our awareness of the movements of cultures, plants, people & animals across Earth & time -- and wish to share our learnings with you, your family, and friends, in a personally relevant & delicious way.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to help us begin to understand from whence your many peoples came, as well as your areas of greatest interest, so that we may tailor our efforts, research, and services to suit most your desires!
If you prefer to answer these questions over the phone, please call us at 732.306.8400.

There are many big questions below, but only those with red asterisks need a response.
Please only answer the questions that feel most relevant to you & your desires.

After receiving your responses, we will be in touch to propose dates & times to schedule your Brunch, a sliding cost-for-service fee scale, and to clarify any remaining details.

Thank you for saying YES to this adventure. We invite you to imagine, or picture now, in your mind: an ancestor of yours, or many - even if you have no idea who or where they are or were - living lives deeply connected to place, their bodies, and to the web of life that supported them.

We believe that connection to each one of our bloodlines & ancestries may hold a key to the modern dis-ease of our times. We see how stories & experiences of separation from Earth & Home contribute widely to oppressive patterns.

We hope that each one of us finds our way back to the elemental cultures that, for our survival, understand fundamentally our oneness with Earth & with one another. <3 .

YOU <3
By what name(s) do you prefer to be called? *
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Please share also any of your preferred pronouns. Thank you. *
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What is your preferred email address (or other preferred contact information)? *
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Do you (or your group) have any known dietary needs or restrictions? *
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How many people do you expect in your party? Describe the scene. (e.g. my nuclear family of four; six friends with related ancestries, etc.) *
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YOUR ANCESTRAL PEOPLES
We are happy to work with whatever amount or specificity of information you have about your ancestral lines. We are also happy to provide this service to groups with related ancestries.

We also understand that most people have ancestors coming from a wide variety of regions & cultural groups - this is most welcome! We are happy to offer as integrated an experience as we are able, celebrating the multiple foodways that nourished the ancestors who made you possible.
What do you know about your ancestral peoples? What regions do they hail from? What ethnic, religious, and/or cultural groups shaped their worlds? *
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Are there other ancestries across your group that you would like us to consider as well?
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What do you know about the foodways of your ancestors? What dishes, ingredients, and cooking methods do you know to be significant to them? Which are significant to you already, if any?
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ANCESTRAL CONNECTION ~ DREAMS & DESIRES
How far back in time do you imagine going through this work (e.g. three or four generations? 500 years? 5000 years?)? How far back in time might you most enjoy going in this work?
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Are there specific ancestral dishes, ingredients, or cooking methods you want to make sure we explore together?
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What might your fullest, most vibrant relationship with your ancestral foodways look, sound, feel, and/or taste like?
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SCHEDULING & LOGISTICS
Our place or yours? (If ours, scheduling begins in the Spring of 2020) If yours, where's yours?
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What is your budget for this event?
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Do you have (a) specific date & time proposals for your *Brunch with the Ancestors* to suggest?
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If not, when are you generally available to linger over food? ('Brunch' for us is more of a vibe than it is tied to a particular time or day of the week).
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Note here, please, any specific time availabilities that would need be met.
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ADDITIONAL RELATED SERVICES
If the idea holds interest for you, we may deepen in this work together. The Brunch may be just the beginning.
We would love to help prepare you to explore these foodways at home.
AND, we would be delighted to work out a package discount for you if you wish to pursue additional related services.
What other services, if any, *might* you feel called to learn more about, or pursue further together?
IN CLOSING...
Would you like to hear more from us specifically about our philosophical approach to - & frames for - this work of ancestral heritage connection? (For those who like to read.)
What ought we have asked that we didn't ask? Do you have any questions for us?
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Is there anyone else in your life that might benefit from, and be interested in, connecting to their ancestral foodways? We invite you to forward them this form. Thank you. <3 .
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