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Dosas and samosas

“Ammuji, I’ve had enough,” I mutter, rolling my eyes after stuffing in another glob of rice drenched in an unfamiliar cocktail of curries. Ah, holidays: that time of year filled with laughter, the aroma of cardamom, the fragrance of cumin, dancing on blanched blankets of

A warmth from a million years ago

It was after the war had raged on for years that had felt like a lifetime; after the bombs had dropped and destroyed the town she had lived in for all her life. Grand towers reduced to rubble and wreckage in a matter of seconds,

A woman’s work

The women in my family were born in kitchens. When my mother was born, my grandmother brought her home from the hospital the very next morning, set her baby in a basket on the counter and began cooking breakfast while my mother watched through blurry,

A different turkey dinner

For days, I’ve been hopping around in this forest for food. Even though we have enough (uncle Jim brought his famous bushels of corn and Dad picked up a little cornucopia) I was looking for something, anything, to finalize my dinner. I always felt like