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On the Lips and Hearts of All Children: Mother.

Reading Time: 7 minutes “Mother” is a serious word to me, one that encompasses care, love, sacrifice, courage, hard work, dedication, support, and so much more. When I hear about terrible mothers, about abusive mothers, about cold and uncaring mothers, part of me wants to shower these women’s children with my own mother. I’d certainly be on safe ground if I did.

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It’s the Thought That Counts, Apparently.

Reading Time: 11 minutes I was allowing myself to buy into the illusion of gourmet cooking without developing any of the skills needed to cook. I thought I’d found the angle here, the magic get-out-of-effort-free card that would let me cook just like Julia Child without owning so much as a whisk.

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Exiting Far East: Food, Glorious Food.

Reading Time: 10 minutes When I was younger, I always had a very complicated relationship with food, and moving to a very foreign country brought that relationship into sharp focus. It’s very true that the last place in an immigrant’s house to assimilate is the pantry, and this old saying applies equally to an emigrant’s house. I was surprised […]

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