cross culture

  • From the Root

    What Ramadan Means to Me

    Once a year, Muslims worldwide observe the holy month of Ramadan through prayer and fasting. To some, this might just seem like a period of strict self-discipline, but to me, Ramadan…

  • Italy
    In the Kitchen

    A Little Taste of Italy

    From my house, the lush vineyards and ancient architecture of Italy are just a short drive across the Austrian Alps. Italy is one of my favorite travel destinations, so my husband…