Food List: “Appetites” (Café Irreal, Issue Thirty-One) for the Season of Indulgence

Desire and nostalgia for food of yester-year. Always hits self when December rolls around.

Below, the first paragraph of a piece called “Appetites,” published in Café Irreal, Issue Thirty-One:

When she was a girl, she ate crab, bitter melon, rice soup. She loved milkfish, which at that time was still abundant. The cook, who was as dear to her as her own mother, served her glutinous rice cakes, salmon cured with tamarind salt, grilled squid stuffed with chorizo, the meat of young coconuts.

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