Making Menudo with My Abuela
“If food is like a language, then menudo is its own dialect in my family.”
Jené's writing has previously appeared in The Establishment, Daily Dot, The Austin Review, CAP Magazine, and The Rumpus. She also produces and hosts a podcast about bodies called The BodPod. She received her MA in Literature from Texas State University in 2013. She is survived by her two cats, Cheddar and Petey.
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