Episode 248: No-cook pasta sauces, Fajita Vegetables, and Crying in H Mart

In food news this week, are those ugly produce subscription boxes really what they appear to be? At least one small farm thinks not.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we talk about no-cook pasta sauces.

In our How’d you Make that segment, we’ve got fajita vegetables for you.

We shared our reactions and feelings about the recent New Yorker essay Crying in H Mart.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 248: No-cook pasta sauces, Fajita Vegetables, and Crying in H Mart”

  1. Hi Ladies!
    Former Philadelphian currently up in Rochester, NY. We have a wonderful thing here called the “Public Market” which is just one big huge market of local fruit/veg/meat/cheeses/pasta. The most exciting thing is that you can use your “snap card”- which is NY food assistance or “food stamps” at this market instead of cash. There is also a bus stop right in front of it, so many of my former impoverished patients would make weekly trips since it was the most affordable food for their families.
    So don’t despair! There are programs for the impoverished out there and communities trying to solve the issues you discussed in today’s episode!

  2. Thank you for championing the small farmer in today’s episode! My husband and I grow tree fruit on 3 acres that we sell at local Farmers Markets. Our slogan is “Fruit that tastes good!”, in part, because the unique varieties we grow may not all be pretty to look at, but they have excellent flavor. An advantage to the customer is that we have usually picked our fruit the day before–as close to tree-ripened as they can get. We also offer seconds when they are available.

  3. Thank you for reccomending reading the article ‘crying in h mart’. I personally found it very moving but not in the way you might expect. The loss the author is experiencing is heartbreaking, but it was wonderful how joyfully she could describe the foods of her heritage. I felt like I could personally see the food she remembered. My father had been stationed in Korea for a year, and ever after spoke of the foods with such deep affection and longing. This article and the author’s skill let me through my father’s eyes for just a moment, which was a gift I totally didnt expect. Makes the world a little bigger and smaller at the same time.

    Keep up the good work, ladies.

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