Stories Told at My Mother’s Recipe

October 13, 2018

How I Got the Recipe for My Father’s Mushroom Soup

I have changed my mind. I see it differently now. I have fully researched the ethnic migration background story behind my father’s mushroom soup ritual. I have completely rethought the merits of this dish where previously I considered it simply uneatable. I might even drum up the bravery to cook it just to honor what I have learned.
October 6, 2018

Two Jewish Mothers

I’m Jewish... and there is a stereotype that Jewish mothers are amazing cooks with plenty of recipes in their arsenal. Well, I’m here to breakdown that stereotype with two distinctive stories, one about my mother and the another about my mother-in-law.
October 3, 2018

Burnt Buns & Margaritas

Another year, another holiday, another burnt dish. We don’t let mom cook often and when she does, guaranteed it will be burnt to a crisp.
October 3, 2018

My Mother’s Hundred Year Eggs

Who doesn’t love eggs?  My mother made all sorts of traditional Chinese egg dishes for dinner.  Some of my favorite dishes were scrambled eggs and tomato; scrambled eggs and baby shrimp;
May 18, 2018

Behind the Scenes with Bev

What’s the most rewarding thing about feeding people? I see that they enjoy the food and tell me how good the food is. I like that. It makes it worth it. . Pasteles mark time. Growing up, the frenzy and activity surrounding pasteles told you Christmas was coming.

May 16, 2018

Milagros’ Pasteles

What are pasteles? The simple answer: they are a green banana/plantain based cake-food from Puerto Rico containing various fillings. Pasteles mark time. Growing up, the frenzy and activity surrounding pasteles told you Christmas was coming.