My Syrian Meal: Break Bread, Break Borders

This is a special post for a very special experience. Let me get you up to speed. At school, I'm taking what's turning out to be my favorite English class of all time: a Culinary Literature semester. In the class, we examine the intricacies of how food is used in writing to reflect human emotions … Continue reading My Syrian Meal: Break Bread, Break Borders

New Year’s Food

When I was a kid, I was the queen of New Year's resolutions. I remember proudly proclaiming my goals to my family and writing them on post-it notes in my best handwriting, then taping the notes to my bedroom wall so I could admire how diligent I'd been in following them come December. (In truth, … Continue reading New Year’s Food

Uruguayan Independence Day {Recipe!}

PSA: today, August 25, is Uruguayan Independence Day! Hooray!! I'm the first to admit I know very little about Uruguay. I don't think I've ever met an Uruguayan. Frankly, I found out about this holiday by flipping through the cat calendars at Barnes and Nobles. But now that I know it's Uruguay's Independence Day, how … Continue reading Uruguayan Independence Day {Recipe!}

{Recipe!} Cornmeal in the American South

To my fellow historical fiction lovers on the prowl for a new read: I'm partway through Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and loving it! The novel explores a real-life scandal in which Georgia Tann trafficked thousands of children through a corrupt adoption organization in Tennessee from the 1920s to 1950s. This is a piece of … Continue reading {Recipe!} Cornmeal in the American South