Tag: Culture

When I need comfort…

Chicken perloo, also known as "chicken bog"--a simple and delicious dish based on the staple dish of the Lowcountry: rice.

This is not easy, y’all. Only nine days to go before the POD must be filled, and there are so many things moving along on so many parallel tracks… Even in the midst of the madness, though, the family’s got…

Two Words for Desire: Earth Apples

this year's potatoes

Pommes de terre. Tapuach adama. Aardappel. Erdaepfel. A potato by any other name is–at least in French, Hebrew, Dutch, or Swiss German (not to mention Persian)–an “earth apple.” Apple is a curious word etymologically, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.…

The Thing Called Hope

Canyon_de_Chelly1

Far too regularly, I seem to succumb to despair. The things I care about seem so obvious to me–and yet so unimportant to my own family members and most of the people I know. My struggle with industrial food, for…