The Influence of our Emotions in our Cooking (From Around the Globe)

Recently a friend told me about a pre-cooking ritual her mom performed, in order to ensure a positive state of mind, lest the negative emotions make their way into her food  This was an entirely new concept and it grabbed me, and
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Borrowing from a Japanese Ritual for Miscarriage Condolences

  This Mother’s and Father’s day, bolstered by a podcast and an NY Times piece, we gained the confidence to break cultural norms and borrow from a tradition outside our respective/collective cultures in order to remember an unborn child, lost in pregnancy. In
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First Annual Sanrkanthi / Pongal Party!

Today two new traditions were born. The first is what will become our annual Sankranthi / Pongal party.  The second is a commitment among our friends to start regularly celebrating all major Indian holidays together in a more formalized way. This afternoon,
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