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Inheriting love and lasagna

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Inheriting love and lasagna

The women in my family are notoriously bad cooks, but my mother’s lasagna was always a favorite. Now, it’s getting harder to come by.

The B.L.T. man

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The B.L.T. man

At 63 years old, my dad wanted to do better, and that’s exactly what he did.

Choking down cupcakes and guilt

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Choking down cupcakes and guilt

Craving bad cupcakes to assuage my guilt.

Love conquers all — even pie crust

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Love conquers all — even pie crust

What’s a girl with relatively limited food know-how to do when she’s got to plan a birthday picnic for the guy she loves, who happens to be a pretty damn good professional chef?

Three generations, two mothers, one special soup

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Three generations, two mothers, one special  soup

Growing up, I took for granted my favorite Korean seaweed soup. Now it has a special place in my heart as a way to remember and thank my mom.

Chocolate cake when you least expect it

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Chocolate cake when you least expect it

My father’s favorite chocolate cake went missing for almost three decades, then showed up when we needed it most

Layers of birthdays past

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Layers of birthdays past

A personal note on strawberry cake, birthdays, and the importance of family.

Chinese egg crepes with scallion

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Chinese egg crepes with scallion

The recipe is simple: whisk together a few eggs with some chopped scallions and a dash of salt, and cook in thin sheets on a hot pan.

The freedom of cooking

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The freedom of cooking

When I got pregnant with my first child I was prepared for many things but not for this.

A three-generation case of crab fever

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A three-generation case of crab fever

My maternal grandmother was a phenomenal cook, but her simplest culinary offering has left the deepest imprint in my memory: hairy crabs, steamed plain, served with a dipping sauce of inky-black rice vinegar and slivers of ginger.