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A Feast of Serendib

Dark roasted curry powder, a fine attention to the balance of salty-sour-sweet, wholesome red rice and toasted curry leaves, plenty of coconut milk and chili heat. These are the flavors of Sri Lanka.

In A Feast of Serendib, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduces her mother’s cooking and her own Americanizations, providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan American cooking, straightforward enough for a beginner, and nuanced enough to capture the flavor of Sri Lankan cooking.

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What Kind of Cooking Classes Would People Like?

Locals, I occasionally teach cooking classes out of my home; will probably start that up again in April. If you’re interested, let me know — I’d love to know what kind of classes people would like. Basic cooking skills, easy recipes to feed a family, an intro to Sri Lankan

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Sri Lankan Swordfish Curry

(30 minutes, serves 2) I’m trying to start eating fish a little more regularly again — when I lived alone, it was one of my standard proteins in rotation, but Kevin doesn’t like seafood (alas), and so I’ve gotten out of the habit. But fish is so good for you,

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Garden Log 1/25/22

The seed packets have arrived, hooray, although I was a little startled to find them arriving in a BOX — just how many seeds did I order, anyway, in the depths of our second COVID winter? A lot of seeds, my friends, a lot. Last night I couldn’t sleep, so

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A Whole Host of Things To Do

Oof, tired. But got through day of in-person teaching (high-energy, drained afterwards) and trudging around in snow (tiring, not used to it), and even the slightly overdue set of story edits I needed to send to Emily for my story (exciting, and only took 45 minutes or so to

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A Rousing Start

Well, first day of the semester in-person (third week in actuality) got off to a rousing start; I woke up with a pulled muscle in my back. Not super-painful, thankfully, more twingy when I move the wrong way, but it’s making me clumsy, witness the fact that I spilled my

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Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.


Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit ( and the Speculative Literature Foundation (  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jump Space 90%
Vegan Serendib 99%