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Recipe: Lemon Chess Pie

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet No one is sure where the name or recipe for “chess pie” comes from, but it’s not related to the game of chess. (Read more about the possible origins of chess pie at Wikipedia.) It’s a traditional dessert in […] [...]

Checking in

Tweet I’m sorry I haven’t been able to follow up on the cooking post. I’m looking forward to posting recipes and so on. However, I’m visiting my family, and they have very slow internet access. I think I’m going to have to wait till I return to California to post again. I’ll see you next […] [...]

What is American cooking?

Tweet Many people have asked me this. The answer is complicated. The food in many countries is a mix of influences from other cultures. Japanese food includes Chinese influences. Taiwanese food includes influences from different parts of China, Japan, and the South Pacific. Spanish food includes French and North African influences, and so on. However, […] [...]

Book review: Ella Enchanted

Tweet Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine, is a great book for anyone who likes fantasy novels. Many of my international friends have read fantasy novels like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings in their native languages, but they found the original English versions very hard to read. If you would like to […] [...]

Good Words: Comfort food

Tweet “There is nothing, absolutely nothing that pleasures me more than a bowl of pasta and tomato sauce. When I want to reach out with all my love to my husband, a dish of pasta and tomatoes is almost always in my hands. When I am worn out and the world isn’t such a nice […] [...]