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Pigs’ feet and roasted ginger made my traditional postpartum month off


In Chinese tradition, women who give birth are supposed to spend a month indoors with their new babies. It’s not easy to follow that tradition here in the US, but one second-generation Chinese American woman in New York City did savor one part of the tradition — special foods made by her mother-in-law.

Tony Gurdian, at Imperial in Portland, Oregon, uses his homemade switchel to make a drink called The Haymaker's Revival.

A colonial-era drink called switchel is making a 21st century comeback

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So many strawberries, so little time