Childhood Food Memories with Tiffany Young

Tiffany in kindergartenBy Tiffany Young

This month, we’re revisiting our childhoods. Specifically, our memories of food.

For instance, as a child, I can remember certain things about the summer: how me and my brother would cut through the apartment complex behind our house to get to the snow cone trailer that not only had lots of flavors, but would add condensed milk on top for an extra quarter; how our mom would stock up on those long sticks of flavored ice in the freezer and they’d cut off the ends and suck the juice up; and how nothing got the neighborhood riled up like hearing the ice cream truck.

Then there are the weird things I did with food: Eating hamburgers in a circle to save the last bite for the end (oddly enough, Antonio did this as well). I’d also take the American cheese slices and fold them over and over again until they were teeny tiny squares and eat them slowly as I watched The Brady Bunch or Saved by The Bell after school. Not only that, but I loved healthy food, like yogurt and salads for snacks after school. Yep, I’m a weirdo.

So we got to thinking … if our strongest memories from childhood centered around food, we’re sure they do for others, so we are doing a series on what people remember about their childhood meals.

If you’d like to share your own childhood memories, share them in the comments section or send them to me at and we might just feature them in a future post.

Pictured above: Tiffany, when she was in kindergarten, with her mom, Brenda (pre-Chef Bren). I believe this was our Valentine’s Day party (judging from my attire and that my mom was there).