My mother and I would cook together at home sometimes when I was a teenager, and once it became clear that I wouldn’t burn the house down she asked me … Continue reading Remembering Mom with Paprikas
Comfort Me With Beets is hitting the road wherever social distancing is possible and pandemic restrictions permit. This means my new food obsession is figuring out how to cook great … Continue reading Pernell
This essay of mine was previously published in Meat For Tea: The Valley Review in March, 2019. My mother reaches for a small square book with a picture of a … Continue reading The Lonely Hours Before Supper
Beets weren’t a loved vegetable in our house when I was growing up. They came from a can, their juices staining my mother’s hands. Mom was the only one who’d … Continue reading Why beets? What’s so comforting about them?