How to Eat Bittermelons and Brownies – Recipes from a Philosopher Mom (Preface)

I wrote the first few chapters of “How to Eat Bittermelons and Brownies – Recipes from Philosopher Mom,” in anticipation of my first-born, Amani’s college graduation. As I prepare for my last-born, Atiya’s high school graduation this school year, I thought it would be therapeutic for me to add to the previous cookbook. In a… Read More How to Eat Bittermelons and Brownies – Recipes from a Philosopher Mom (Preface)

I don’t follow recipes: I love Cookbooks

I don’t follow recipes. Why then you might ask, “Do you have so many cookbooks?” Fair question. Cookbooks are for me narratives, sometimes exotic, sometimes familiar, always poetic. Here is a fantastic example, from Bangkok: Recipes and stories from the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu: My great-grand parents always greeted guests with a silver… Read More I don’t follow recipes: I love Cookbooks