Hugh Jackman Is Making All the Recipes from His Mother’s Handwritten Cookbook

This is the kind of mother-son relationship we love to see.

There’s a reason we all love food so much—it’s something everyone has in common and can bring any group of people together. Regardless of culture, socioeconomic status or even relationship status, cooking together helps us create warm, fuzzy memories.

So when we hear stories like this one about Hugh Jackman and his mom, you know we have to stop and listen.

His Mom’s Recipe Book Is the Cutest Present

Mother’s Day is a big day of thanks for all those hard-working, adoring moms out there. While some choose to give Mother’s Day gifts, others opt for family activities and other ways to spend quality time together. And then there are the ones that cook for (and with) their mothers as a way of saying “I love you.”

In 2020, Hugh Jackman posted on his Instagram that his mother had once given him a handwritten cookbook filled with all of his most treasured recipes. He mentioned that quite a few were passed down through generations, and while he may not have been able to make them as well as his mother, he was certainly going to try.

He spent a few weeks trying to recreate the recipes himself, and he was quite successful! And the fact that he mentioned how much he loves his mom really caught our attention, too.

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Hugh Jackman’s Best Family Recipes

In his original post, Hugh Jackman mentions a few of his mom’s recipes that he’s already given a go. And yes, they are so divine that we need to try them ourselves.

The first is a Butternut Squash and Spinach Risotto. Looks so creamy and delicious. The second is a Roasted Vegetable and Halloumi Bake, which, yes please. Such a beautiful plate!

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Our absolute favorite has to be Hughby’s Favorite Creme Caramel, and in this case, we’re assuming Hugh Jackman is “Hughby.” How sweet! It’s a vanilla and sugar flan-like dish. The dessert looks so gorgeous and delicious. We feel honored that Hugh is sharing his secret family recipes!

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.