I chose Yimin’s essay, which talks about the way that sharing food with her family (even if it’s food she doesn’t like!) creates special bonds. I liked how our discussion about a genre of food that most of the kids haven’t tried (pickled veggies) caused little snippets of ethnic food traditions to surface from several of the students.
Without further ado, here’s Yimin’s debut on the Bi-Rite blog:
A lot of people like pickles, but I personally don’t. It’s the way the pickles smell—vinegar, especially. There’s just something about sour things that I don’t like.
There are times after dinner when my little sister will ask for pickled veggies, like cucumbers, artichokes, and olives. I don’t see how my little sister can munch on those little sour cucumbers. Me and my baby sisters are the only ones in my family who don’t like pickles, so I’m not alone. I guess that creates a bond between me and my baby sister when the rest of my family brings out the sour-soaked veggies!