Things Past

Rebecca Pellman asks chefs to share their special kitchen memories and recalls her own grandmother’s kitchen:

“Despite tales and vague recollections of epic marinara sauces, meals that likely started my lifelong love affair with meatballs, and an almond cake that for some reason I distinctly remember as being blue, it’s chocolate pudding. My grandmother used to make it for us when we’d visit her, leaving it in the refrigerator when she went to work. By the time her gold Duster (yep, it had a plastic Jesus glued to the dashboard, too), pulled into the driveway hours later, there wouldn’t be much left.”