To feast on Mom’s home cooking is its own blessing — but sometimes, traveling with it is a different story. On the particular frustration of traveling while brown and Muslim, and on food as a vehicle for love, not judgment.
A Thanksgiving reflection on scarcity and abundance, and the sacred work of inviting our neighbors and strangers alike to the table.
From the inspiration and discipline we learn from sport to opening up to the experience of strangers, a digest of interesting writings on the ways we evolve together: physically, spiritually, and creatively.
With the metaphor of the humble onion as her guide, Naomi Shihab Nye pens a poem in praise of all the small forgotten miracles of everyday life.
Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And, gardening, our author says, can be a precise mirror for the soul. A story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.
Our children’s relationship with food builds off their relationship with themselves. A Seattle pediatrician “awakens” to another approach to caring for children and families struggling with obesity by diving into her own mindfulness and meditation.
Religious traditions take many forms in the U.S. For a Nigerian immigrant’s daughter, it’s creamy frejon that’s the Easter week delicacy.
Krista dishes on cooking with the BBC. We remember Roger Ebert’s smile. And thoughts on fear and grieving, the coming spring, and a culture of advocacy.
“When we watch you, you make us proud to be Egyptian.” A working-class television chef has become a celebrity by building national pride with affordable regional recipes that applaud the new post-revolutionary Egyptian cultural identity.
Monday was Yom Kippur and this year I decided to fast. Most of my life I’ve been a fair-weather faster….