For Anxious Loneliness: A Recipe for Mushroom Wafu Spaghetti
In adolescence, weekend lunches meant fending for ourselves. On certain Saturdays, my sister and I ate wafu spaghetti together.
This is Half Recipes, a narrative recipe column by Nina Coomes on what it means to feed and care for yourself and those you love.
Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer, currently living in Chicago, IL. Her writing has appeared in EATER, The Collapsar, and RHINO Poetry among other places. Her debut chapbook haircut poems was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2017.
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