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Going From the Best Food to the Cheapest Food (The Billfold)

“If it’s not local, seasonal, and organic,” I grandly declared five years ago, “it’s not worth buying.” I sometimes think back to that moment, to past me who…

The Pie That Wasn’t (Modern Salt)

My grandmother was an amazing cook who could turn her hand to almost anything, provided it fell under the broad traditional cooking umbrella that she felt inherently comfortable…

Bringing Depression to the Office (The Hindu)

I kept my unipolar depression a secret for years. My reasoning: people could not see that I was ill, so they would not believe that I was actually…

How to Support a Partner with Depression (AskMen)

Not everyone instinctively knows how to handle someone else’s depression. Depression is a liar; there is no lie it won’t tell. It contributes to feelings of worthlessness, guilt,…

Feeding Crows for the Shradh (Atlas Obscura)

There are no crows to be seen. It is noon, and the sun is high in the sky in Chennai, India; two women carry a veritable feast in…

Turkish Delight & Gilded Demonberries: on the Finest of Fictional Foods (Brooklyn Mag)

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words, although it’s clear that “they” haven’t read some of the words I’ve read describing food in breathtaking, drool-inducing detail….

When The Photographer Is Always Mom (The Swaddle)

My great aunt was an enthusiastic amateur photographer who loved to take photographs of everything and everyone around her. When she died, I inherited her huge collection. One…

How to Bake a Cake with a Toddler (Bluprint)

Step 1 Wash your hands, put on an apron and set out all your ingredients and equipment. Preheat the oven. Peek into the living room and see that…

Finding Space As An Agnostic In India (Grok Nation)

As a little girl in India growing up in a Hindu household in the ’80s, I appreciated the beauty of Hindu symbolism; the ritual of lighting a lamp…

Unofficial Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring (Tomato Ink Blog)

The spring equinox (also called the vernal equinox) starts today, March 20, and signals the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Days and nights become more…