Short stories tagged with Cooking

Listing 23 stories.

In San Francisco, a Chinese grandmother teaches her granddaughter how to pickle the memories she no longer wants to carry with her, much to her daughter’s chagrin.

In the far future, a Welsh woman temporarily moves to a space colony on a distant planet with her husband, Owen. The woman regals her space-born daughter with tales of the wonders of Earth, and her daughter develops a great longing for Earth that eventually puts her life at risk.

A mother constrained by the ceaseless demands of her husband and teenage daughter finds escape on the back of a majestic horse.

In a small rural town in the 1930s, three friends — a farmer’s wife, a music teacher and adulteress, and a single huntswoman — drift away from one another as they grow older, choosing unexpected futures for themselves.

When a depressed middle aged man strikes up a romance with his neighbor in a modern suburban American town, he consults women's magazines to make himself into the perfect lover.

When a young adult accompanies her avoidant mother to a mammogram appointment during a visit to her suburban hometown, she receives terrible news that throws her identity in flux.

After the death of her son, a Japanese mother visits Hawaii every year and builds relationships in the small town where he died.

After meeting a young widow at a family party, a 21-year-old Turkish woman finds herself a new friend with which to bake chocolate cakes, dance at night, and voice the tragedies her family refuses to confront.

A contemporary Indian housewife’s peace is broken when she notices that her dog is locked in a dance to the death with a cobra.

A Puerto Rican woman married to an abusive husband engages in an affair with a Puerto Rican chef. As the two of them confront the cruelty of the world around them, they also develop a deeper love for their shared heritage.