Sophia + Matcha French Toast

Today’s menu: matcha french toast with strawberry compote, bell pepper omelette, and Thai iced tea with almond milk. In my conversation with Sophia Har back in June 2019, we talked about where she’s from, her path in international relations, the roles of faith and music in her personal life, and her take on living inContinue reading “Sophia + Matcha French Toast”

Charmaine + Grilled Cheese

Today’s menu: grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches on rosemary bread, cruciferous salad, watermelon basil spritzers, and raspberry rose lychee semifreddo for dessert.  In our conversation back in June 2019, we explored her family dynamics growing up, her work as a policy researcher, the relationship between food and her identity, and her life here in D.C. Continue reading “Charmaine + Grilled Cheese”

The Andersons, Part 3

My parents visiting Washington, D.C. for the first time The Viet Nam War is considered to be a large part of American history. Many of its memories and the people involved are commemorated as memorials, artifacts, and exhibits at our nation’s capital. When my parents visited me in December 2018, I took them to theContinue reading “The Andersons, Part 3”

The Andersons, Part 1

Note: The focus of My Name is Fox is on the history of my parents, but I am including a mini series of posts about the Andersons because they are important to my family. Part 1 was very much written as a personal essay, while Parts 2 and 3 will fit more with the themeContinue reading “The Andersons, Part 1”

Earth Day | Package Free

A couple of months ago, my dear friend Lauren gave me a goody bag from the Package Free Shop for my birthday. After visiting the flagship store together in Brooklyn, we were elated to find a a place that served as a one-stop shop for so many of our needs, without any of the single-use plastic.Continue reading “Earth Day | Package Free”

Hokkaido Milk Bread | Introduction

For this first blog post, I am going to share my Hokkaido milk bread story, how food shapes relationships, and why I’m starting this blog.  During a hot and humid adventure in Japan last summer, I tasted Hokkaido milk bread for the first time. My best friend and I had just eaten Totoro cream puffsContinue reading “Hokkaido Milk Bread | Introduction”

The Guilt of Happiness

This piece was published February 7, 2019 on the Women’s Wire blog titled as “My Heart Told Me To Explore And Learn: Growing Beyond Family Expectations & Finding Happiness.” Women’s Wire is a weekly digest for feminists of DC. I am forever grateful for the editing wisdom and talents of Founder and Co-Editor Devon and Co-EditorContinue reading “The Guilt of Happiness”