Cooking with Mom

Lena, 1990s – Current Lime pickle is one of my favorite things to add to Indian food, which my mom knows, so she will cook it with me whenever we are together. I chose this picture because it reminds me of spending time with mom, which I don’t get to do enough now that weContinue reading “Cooking with Mom”

Sankofa Bracelet

Nick, 2006 I bought this bracelet in Accra, Ghana at a crafts market while on a trip with 15 other African-Americans visiting the continent for the first time. This bracelet, made of brass, cost a mere $5 but its value is incalculable to me. It represents not only my identity, but also the identity ofContinue reading “Sankofa Bracelet”

Chinese Cocktail Coconut Buns

Christina Chow, P.S. 163Q There’s a type of bun that the Chinese eat for breakfast or for any time where a sweet treat is needed. It is called a Cocktail (bird’s tail in Chinese) bun. It has a sweet buttery coconut filling inside and it’s smooth brown on the top. This reminds me of myContinue reading “Chinese Cocktail Coconut Buns”