This was beautifully written and reminds me of how I feel about so many of my omas recipes. It's often the emotion around those meals we crave and not the actual food.
Damn, that was a harsh review of hamantaschen...for some reason I love them. I get so excited for spring because first it’s Purim and hamantaschen, and then it’s Passover and those ridiculous chocolate covered jelly rings which shouldn’t be at all appealing but damn I could eat a box in one sitting. Read more
This was an amazing piece with so many highs and lows. I almost thought you weren’t going to share the recipe but now we can all honour Mary Ann. Thank you for the morning heartache.
I did not appreciate hamantaschen as a kid. The ones they served at our synagogue were doughy and dry and left a…
Never drank CragMont. Drank way too much of the previously-mentioned Market Basket store brand, plus Polar birch beer (one of the first things I grab when I find myself back in New England) that was beloved of my grandmother and, later, whatever my mom could buy a gross of in cans at Costco. Dad’s Root Beer, mostly.
for most of my childhood my mom was super strict about what cereals my brother and i could have, but once i got to high school her job was pretty much consuming her and stressing her out big time, so she just stopped giving any fucks. rice krispie treat cereal, reese’s puffs, and oreo o’s somehow made it into our… Read more
Lately I’ve been realizing that my mom’s approach to which foods were allowed in the house growing up didn’t make any sense. Cereal is a great example. She made an effort when my brother and I were really little and mixed half honey nut, half regular Cheerios....then served it in the honey nut box. As we got older… Read more
I grew up with two households. One had no TV, a fridge full of ingredients rather than food and plain Cheerios. The other had cable, gushers and a cupboard stuffed with every kind of sugary cereal you could ever want. When I spent J-term of my freshman year (in what I now know was a cloud of anxiety) on the couch at… Read more