Have a Seat at My Table

There are two older women cooking in my kitchen, and neither is my mother, grandmother, or close aunt. Considering the fact that for many southern American women such as myself, the kitchen is a sacred place where traditions are continued, future generations are pruned, and recipes are kept in furtive…

The Help(er) Part I

The Help(er) Part I“It’s the best thing about living in Asia!” “Everyone has one. Just do it!” “You’ll never want to leave if you get one. They change your life!”These are all statements that have repeatedly been echoed to me since we did completely change our lives enough as it is and…