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Mother’s Day: Celebrating Grandmas

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With Mother’s Day around the corner, let’s take a moment to honor grandmothers, those women a branch up from moms on the family tree. I’ve asked three cookbook authors, all representing different ethnic heritages, to reflect on how their grandmothers’ food traditions influenced their own.

Chicken Biryani

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Here’s a streamlined version of Amma’s Rice, a beautiful, golden-hued biryani recipe from Pat Tanumihardja’s heartfelt The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook (Sasquatch Books). Any type of chutney is a good condiment with this rice dish; I enjoy it with tamarind.

Earth-Friendly Fare: 3 Ways to Eat Lower on the Food Chain

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When I think of a food chain, I always picture a giant whale swimming through the ocean gobbling up smaller sea creatures in his path. But food chains are part of a broader ecosystem, and, as humans, our place at the top carries awesome responsibility. Sure, we could go through our lives eating whatever suits our fancy, but doing so without a thought to future generations would be reckless. Here on Nourish Network, there has been much written about sustainability, and at its core, that’s what eating lower on the food chain is intended to promote: sustainable food systems that take the long view rather than satisfying our immediate cravings. With Earth Day upon us, the time is right to consider how eating lower on the food chain benefits not only us, but the planet at large.

Stir-Fried Greens with Cremini Mushrooms and Soba

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I’ve made this dish successfully with all kinds of greens, but I like tender baby spinach and bok choy derivatives the best. Keep in mind that you want a touch of water clinging to the greens, but not so much that they’ll swim when they’re wilting. Note: If choosing tough-stemmed greens like chard or beet greens, slice the stems into 1-inch lengths.