V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
By Mina Yamashita
Nostalgia With a New Mexican Kick
I grew up the oldest of six kids in a Japanese-American family. My mom honed her cooking skills working at her aunt and uncle’s diner in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, where she met my dad, a truck driver who delivered produce. It was 1940, and she was 18.
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