Category Archives: Family

The Most Wonderful Pork Roast

Well. If I do say so myself, the pork roast I made a few days ago was quite remarkable. It was a boneless pork shoulder, which I confess I had not ever cooked before, and, given that we were having … Continue reading

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Food and community

It’s interesting  how community is so often built around food. Breaking bread together is the way we form relationships and bond. The people I know the best are the people with whom I’ve eaten, whether that’s lunch, breakfast, dinner, or just … Continue reading

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The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley

I finished reading this book a few days ago.┬áIt is one of the best books I’ve read in quite a while. It is a memoir, but one which provides much food for thought, observations re life, and an illumination into … Continue reading

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Dovme Corbasi or Cracked Wheat Soup

When I lived in Turkey, my mother in law, who was from Gaziantep, made a hearty soup, dovme corbasi or dogme corbasi-it’s spelled both ways. Dovme or dogme refers to the cracked wheat which is the basis of the soup. … Continue reading

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