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Dreaming of Mom's Golden-Crisp Bread Rolls... 4,000 Miles From Home

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Dreaming of Mom's Golden-Crisp Bread Rolls... 4,000 Miles From Home

One writer shares her love—and longing—for a snack that tastes like childhood.

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A Beloved Syrian Dessert & the Inheritance of Loss

How serendipity, food memory, and family brought a forgotten recipe to life.

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A Chocolate Cake That Celebrates Mothers—Lost & Found

A reflection on loss and grief—and the untold power of a mother-knows-best birthday cake.

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My Oma’s Apple Pancakes—& Why They Never Taste the Same Without Her

For one writer, this sweet, doughy treat is a reminder of her carefree childhood—and the love of one very special grandmother.

My Life Is Nothing Like My Jichan's, But Our Tortilla Eggs Are the Same

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My Life Is Nothing Like My Jichan's, But Our Tortilla Eggs Are the Same

The Handmade Cookbook That Taught Me How to Grow a Family

Essay

The Handmade Cookbook That Taught Me How to Grow a Family

The Nigerian Fried Rice That Turned Me Into My Mother

Essay

The Nigerian Fried Rice That Turned Me Into My Mother

How My Grandma’s Swiss Roll Helped Me Cope With Losing Her

Essay

How My Grandma’s Swiss Roll Helped Me Cope With Losing Her

A Failed Apple Pie Brought Me Closer to My Father-in-Law

Apple

A Failed Apple Pie Brought Me Closer to My Father-in-Law

This Comforting Dish Connects Me With My Cuban Roots—but It's Complicated

Cuban

This Comforting Dish Connects Me With My Cuban Roots—but It's Complicated

The Pizza of My Unconventional, Incredible Childhood

Books

The Pizza of My Unconventional, Incredible Childhood

The Chicken Curry That Put My Broken Family Back Together Again

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The Chicken Curry That Put My Broken Family Back Together Again

What Grandma's Sponge Cake Taught Me About Being Asian in America

Essay

What Grandma's Sponge Cake Taught Me About Being Asian in America

I'm a Chef—but Broccoli Spaghetti Was All My Family Wanted From Me

Pasta

I'm a Chef—but Broccoli Spaghetti Was All My Family Wanted From Me

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