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Stories 2024
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DiGangi, Laurel

A Tale of Two Gołąbki

Laurel DiGangi

Within a classic stay-at-home, post-WWII mom was a free-spirit, as wacky as the actresses she adored: Lucille Ball, Judy Holliday, and Shirley MacLaine.

Miller, Celeste

On Those Ice Cream-Making Days

Celeste Miller

All married people fight—that was the message from a deeply unsatisfied mother. But a hand-cranked ice cream maker introduced some family fun.

Pia, Lally

The Light of 1000 Suns

Lally Pia

The sky might fall down if Mom (now 92 years young) stopped cooking, all through immigration from Sri Lanka, to Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Sutton, Terri

You Don't Need to Know

Terri Sutton

A young daughter was anxious to learn what she thought it meant to be female. When her mother refused to share kitchen wisdom, it felt like rejection.

Binns, Brigit

The Comfort of Carrots

Brigit Binns

When a difficult mother was facing declining health alone, her daughter commenced a rigorous project of cooking for her mother’s freezer.

Greene, Lisa S_

Where's My Knife?

Lisa S. Greene

Mom's sense of order and pragmatism guided most everything in her life, and taught her daughter much of what she knows about cooking and entertaining.

Costanzo, Francesca

Helping My Mother Taste Freedom

Francesca Costanzo

Mom kept her rings on while baking her famous buttery cakes—and beat the batter with a spoon, pretending it was her husband.

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