Love in a Wok: Ushering in the Year of the Tiger with a Savory Brew of Chinese Hotpot

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When I began getting serious with my Chinese girlfriend, my Jewish mother cautioned me that I was not as big a countercultural renegade as I liked to imagine. Beware the perils of a mixed marriage, she warned; they could be more daunting than I was prepared for: unfamiliar customs, cultural disconnects, feelings of alienation.

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Martin D. Hirsch

Martin D. Hirsch

Lapsed singer-songwriter, 35-year accidental company man, citizen of The Woodstock Nation, avid essayist, occasional poet, aspiring author, dogged evolutionary.