Finding Inspiration in Grandma’s Cookbook


My characters often follow their own family recipes. Our reenactment of the simple tasks of beating egg whites or stuffing meat into cabbage leaves blasts open a portal to a new old world.

The vivid memories of a lovingly cooked family meal are likely to be lodged deep into one’s sentimental mind. Over at Lit Hub, read Michelle Brafman’s tender remembrance of her grandmother’s inspirational influence in her fiction.

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →