I hope chinese grandma is like you dropping by my kitchen for a visit.
I’ll be cooking (I have four kids, after all) – nothing fancy, but always an abundance of the best ingredients I can find put together simply. Grab a stool at my kitchen island and have a cup of tea and something sweet.
I’ll probably have a story to tell. What they teach us in school is wonderful, but it doesn’t teach us about life. That we have to get from each other.
I’ll be eager to share an article I’ve read, or a lecture I’ve seen, or a book I’ve read (probably not recently, alas). I spent a decade living in Manhattan and got used to a level of mental stimulation that just can’t be matched anywhere else. I’m always on the lookout for brain food in suburbia – thank goodness for the internet! – and I love to share my most interesting discoveries.
Since we’re getting older (and since I’m a health nut from northern California), we’ll probably talk about something health-related. I am huge into natural food and health.
I might have a new recipe to share, or – even better – an old favorite. I love real grandma recipes from different cultures – home cooking you’d never find in a restaurant. I’ll also have some ideas for feeding a crowd, since having my extended in-law family of 23 (10 adults, 13 kids) over for dinner is a regular occurrence at our house. And our family of six is a minor crowd in itself.
I hope you’ll take a moment to comment and share your thoughts and ideas back. I would love nothing more than for what I write simply to be the start of a stimulating conversation here in my virtual kitchen. With everyone so busy these days it’s rare to have time for a good chat in person. Maybe we can have it here.
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I hope you leave better informed (and fed) than when you came. Stop in again soon.