I discovered Third Culture Bakery’s infamous mochi muffin back in 2015 during a visit to Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar. Although my description at the time might… Read more “fusion /ˈfyo͞oZHən/, adj.”
escape /əˈskāp/, n.
One of my earliest memories of the word “escape” is from the 1979 song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. It was one of the… Read more “escape /əˈskāp/, n.”
for /fôr/, prep.
For many, the holiday season calls for the return of traditions or the forming of new ones, oftentimes structured around food and meals to be shared with… Read more “for /fôr/, prep.”
home /hōm/, n.
Growing up, I had very little appreciation for intensely Chinese flavors. I didn’t like the earthy flavor of shiitake mushrooms, my nose wrinkled at Taiwanese stinky tofu,… Read more “home /hōm/, n.”
tip /tip/, n.
Before 2017, my Instagram was essentially a food-stagram in all but name. The handle was still recognizably mine, without any reference to food or eating. But the… Read more “tip /tip/, n.”
tradition /trəˈdiSH(ə)n/, n.
One of my favorite things about food is its history and deep roots in culture on both large and small scales. Certain methods of preparation have become… Read more “tradition /trəˈdiSH(ə)n/, n.”
share /SHer/, v.
Millennials constantly get a bad rep for being obsessed with food and taking photos of aforementioned food before they eat it. Apparently, a good 69% of us do… Read more “share /SHer/, v.”
try /trī/, v.
The more time I spend in the kitchen or just reading about different foods and their histories, the more eager I am to try new things, whether it’s… Read more “try /trī/, v.”
meдobиk /medovik/, n.
I do not speak Russian so I apologize for not being able to help you figure out how to pronounce “medovik.” I can, however, tell you how… Read more “meдobиk /medovik/, n.”
better /ˈbedər/, adj.
My late violin teacher often used to say to me in my lessons, “Practice makes better.” Of course, at the time, he meant for me to practice violin… Read more “better /ˈbedər/, adj.”