FOOD, WRITING

The death of local

The premium on locally sourced ingredients, after gaining hard-earned time in the limelight, is once again being ousted by the imported, just so we can have something new to brag about.

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FOOD, TRAVEL, WRITING

Road Trips and Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I always knew we were going on a long road trip by what appeared in our grocery cart: Lady’s Choice sandwich spread, Miracle Whip, carrots, celery, Magnolia chicken, and an extra loaf of white bread meant that my mom was going to make her famous chicken salad sandwich, easy-to-eat food that has sustained our family on many a journey.

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FOOD, WRITING

All Cooking is Home Cooking

There is a prevailing mindset that states that international food is better than local food because international food is the kind you get at restaurants, while local food is the kind you cook at home. But think of it like this: what we think of as ‘restaurant food’ is the ‘home cooking’ of that country.

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FOOD, WRITING

Meat is Murder; Tasty, Tasty Murder

I was young. I wanted to save the world. I cut out beef, chicken, pork–anything that lived on land– reasoning that I would eventually stop eating seafood. I was a vegetarian for a week. I was a pescetarian for 10 years.

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