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When I was a teenager, my first real job was at a local cafe and bakery. They were well-loved in the community: for their wedding cakes, their fancy pastries, and their delightful and new-to-me Persian treats. I learned on my first day to not smear brown avocado on a sandwich (duh!); I learned what Dutch […]

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I bought some beautiful hachiya persimmons with the intention of making them into hoshigaki. The persimmons sat in the fridge, neglected, until well past their ideal state for the project, which requires them to be firm, and not quite ripe. Like so many fruits that are just on the edge of edibility, these had a […]

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The last two weeks have been hard. Most of the people I know have moved through feeling  distraught, shaken up, numb, shocked, outraged. Indeed, the stages of grief. It has been traumatic. One of the things the election made acute for me is how long it takes to feel connected to, and rooted in, a place. […]

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