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Culinary Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfection in the Kitchen

I've been thinking a lot about the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi – specifically, Wabi-Sabi in the kitchen Pared down to its essence, Wabi-Sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection, appreciating the simplicity and depth of nature, and accepting the natural cycle of life.  For me, Wabi-Sabi in the kitchen is about being intentional and intuitive in how we prepare our meals.  It is less about exact measurements, and more about improvising with the ingredients you have on hand.  It’s about slowing down, enjoying the process and truly experiencing the food you’ve prepared.  

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Planting Roots, Preserving Traditions and Creating a New American Dream

The time period I grew up in was one of integration as opposed to assimilation - meaning that my parents and their friends were able to incorporate traditions from their homelands into their new lives in America – they were creating a new American dream.

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