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Learning to eat at thirty

Hannah Harpole Bern, Switzerland   “Chai” photo by Hannah Harpole My hippie parents indulged me as a picky eater. At two I proclaimed I was a vegetarian. Around the age of four, I survived solely on yogurt, refusing all other nourishment. I do not exactly know when this morphed into a combination eating disorder of […]

Our recipes reflect our genetic makeup

Margit Burmeister Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States   Central European recipes often call for soft cheese, such as the filling of this dish known as Topfenpalatschinken in Austria, cheese blintzes in Israel and the US, and crêpes au fromage in France. Europeans eat cream, yogurt, and lots of cheese. Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine feature […]

Beyond eating yogurt

Margad Zorigt Mongolia   When I was studying in Australia, an American teacher asked us what we usually did in the evening in our countries. I said Mongolians drink yogurt before sleep. The teacher was surprised at my answer: “Your country’s people drink yogurt? In my country we eat yogurt.” In the Mongolian language we […]