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Slowing down for turkish molasses

This essay appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Gastronomica magazine. Click here for a pdf version. The heat doesn’t faze Sevim, my seventy-year-old mother-in-law, even though it’s already sweltering at six o’clock in the morning. ‘‘Buraya,’’ here, she says, dragging a stained neon-blue tarp under a tree heavy with mulberries. Twelve feet above, her …

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A world with a view

I think I caught the culture bug from my grandpa’s View-Master. You know, the plastic stereoscope with the little round cardboard disks of 3D photos. My grandfather had a whole stash of reels – all about natural history and geography and architecture – with titles like “Tulip Time in Holland” or “Africa – Cairo to …

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