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(by Beth Levine)

“The people who give you their food give you their heart.” (Cesar Chavez)

It’s good, not great. It’s just missing a little something something, I thought, after trying

to recreate my mother’s borscht recipe from memory. It was all there—the beets, the broth,

the shaved carrots, garlic, sautéed onion, a dollop of sour cream—but where was the

yummy factor I remembered so well?