Posted by Kristen Hyde on July 20, 2017 in AncestryDNA

They say, ‘you are what you eat’. So, what would you dine on if your next meal was inspired by your AncestryDNA results?

When you think about it, food is a key expression of who you are. The food you grew up eating, the food you like to cook at home, and even the flavours and cuisines you naturally gravitate towards are an important part of your identity.

So how could food help you explore the root of your identity – your DNA?

We teamed up with Bompas and Parr, experts in out-of-this-world culinary experiences, to create DNA Dining, a dinner party inspired by the guests’ unique ethnic mix. After taking the AncestryDNA test, we put each guest’s DNA results into the hands of Bompas and Parr’s cuisine team to create a bespoke meal inspired by their heritage and identity.

The result? A diverse menu from around the world that left stomach’s satisfied and the guests hungrier than ever to see and experience the places from their pasts. Watch what happened.

From Victoria’s Finnish, Russian and Irish heritage came a Colcannon with Guinness-Glazed Corned Beef and Finnish Kaalikääryleet.

John’s Scandinavian and Jewish heritage led to a tasty serving of John Dory, with Scandinavian crayfish, and horseradish and beetroot preserve.

A little Europe West, a little Great Britain and bit of Iberian Peninsula saw Pippa dine on Bratwurst with German hot potato salad.

And for dessert, Simon’s Italian heritage (albeit 1%) saw guests tuck into an Espresso Panna Cotta with Italian Amaretti Biscuits and Cherry Tartufo.

Salivating? Why not let your DNA decide your next meal? Simply learn more about your ethnic mix with an AncestryDNA test, create a dish based on your personal heritage, and share your meal with us on Instagram for the chance to win prizes. (Entry method and T&Cs at: http://ancstry.me/2vAKTBs Closes 11:59, 30.09.2017)

You know, just a little food for thought….

Kristen Hyde

Kristen is Ancestry's Social Media Manager for the United Kingdom.

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