A Search for the Secret Sauce I Hoped Would Connect Me to My Heritage
I sought a cherished symbol from my own childhood, not a standardized emblem of all Indonesian culture, which I can’t and shouldn’t pretend is all mine to take.
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Holding on to our cultural foods and customs was a labor of love, but labor nevertheless. American Night provided a little respite.
This Eid will not be Eid until I’ve spent time crying and laughing, describing the aromas of foods that are not here.