Breakfast in Burma

A woman in the Shan State of Burma coaxes her cooking fire Last week, one of the Burmese journalists in the IMMF class gave me a package of mohinga. What a gift! Mohinga is a national dish of Burma, frequently eaten for breakfast. It’s a rich fish-based broth with rice noodles, turmeric, ginger, onion, chili,…Continue readingBreakfast in Burma

Peppermint Patties

The bag of peppermint patties rests on the edge of the table and my Uncle George eyes it with desire. He wants some, but he can’t reach it. Barely can he tell us what he wants; each word is a long, raspy journey from deep within his failing body. My Uncle George is but a…Continue readingPeppermint Patties