Going to turn this into a book. Stay tuned!
The following stories are a few choice excerpts from a book I am editing for publication.
If you know Ma, when you hear her name, you immediately recall all of the amazing food she has cooked for you and, at times, forced you to eat well beyond your normal capacity. Hers is one of the best tables you will ever eat at in your life. I never understood why my mom never tried to monetize her greatest skill the way she did with everything else. Perhaps cooking for her was too personal to dirty with business or money. Perhaps she just didn’t want to work the long hours it would take to launch a restaurant from the ground up. Her choices in these respects were admittedly true to her Filipino roots: you should show off your cooking to friends and family but…
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