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Essay

Lessons in Sustainable Living From My 100-Year-Old Japanese Farmhouse

Home Renovation

Lessons in Sustainable Living From My 100-Year-Old Japanese Farmhouse

Writer Hannah Kirshner's century-old kominka is full of stories about how it was lived in. What can she learn about how to renovate it—and what to preserve?

Latest

My Family Recipe

Dreaming of Mom's Golden-Crisp Bread Rolls... 4,000 Miles From Home

One writer shares her love—and longing—for a snack that tastes like childhood.

Spinach

The Family Recipe I Couldn't Wait Any Longer to Learn

How we finally learned to make my mother's creamed spinach—on Zoom.

Long Reads

My Mom Has Always Foraged—A Year Into the Pandemic, I Understand Why

"From my mom’s perspective, there’s no shame in survival—and thus, absolutely no shame in foraging."

The Legendary Story of Thangam Philip: Food Scientist, Nutritionist, Chef & Mentor

Indian

The Legendary Story of Thangam Philip: Food Scientist, Nutritionist, Chef & Mentor

Upcycling Old Jars for Self-Care

Wellness

Upcycling Old Jars for Self-Care

A Beloved Syrian Dessert & the Inheritance of Loss

Long Reads

A Beloved Syrian Dessert & the Inheritance of Loss

How We Ate Through a Most-Unusual Year

Holiday

How We Ate Through a Most-Unusual Year

A Chocolate Cake That Celebrates Mothers—Lost & Found

Cake

A Chocolate Cake That Celebrates Mothers—Lost & Found

South Indian Filter Coffee Is Like No Coffee You’ve Had Before

Indian

South Indian Filter Coffee Is Like No Coffee You’ve Had Before

I Always Dreamed of a Larger Apartment. This Year Changed That.

Home Renovation

I Always Dreamed of a Larger Apartment. This Year Changed That.

What Feeling “At Home” Means to Me

Thanksgiving

What Feeling “At Home” Means to Me

My Oma’s Apple Pancakes—& Why They Never Taste the Same Without Her

Long Reads

My Oma’s Apple Pancakes—& Why They Never Taste the Same Without Her

Run a Business, Raise My Daughter & Keep My Cool? Here's How That's Going.

Community

Run a Business, Raise My Daughter & Keep My Cool? Here's How That's Going.

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