As a food writer who specializes in Newfoundland and Labrador’s cuisine, I’ve had to overcome my distaste for cod—and all the cultural baggage that comes along with it.
'How we share meals, recipes, traditions and cooking methods is vital to the preservation of any culture, including ours.'
This recipe is a nostalgic-but-novel homage to my childhood McDonald’s treats, and to memories of watching my mom’s nimble fingers as they deftly stuffed dumplings at the kitchen table.
The weight of authenticity in food shouldn’t be the immigrant’s to carry. It’s the impossible task of replicating conditions that will never exist again—not in our present-day kitchens, and not in the places we once called home.
In my photo albums, we are all frozen in time in our twenties and thirties. But I want proof that we’re still in each other’s lives.