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    #1

    decompression

    Hi,

    What does "decompression" mean here? Free oneself from stress? Thank you.

    The specifics of how my mother came to be interested in cooking are unusual. She’s the only person I know who learned to make beef Stroganoff as part of the decompression process after running a convent school in Madras. At the same time, though, her story is typical: people have come to use food to express and to define their sense of who they are. If you live and cook the same way your grandmother did, you’ll probably never open a cookbook. Cookbooks, and everything they symbolize, are for people who don’t live the way their grandparents did.

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    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/03/shut-eat
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Nov-2014 at 20:21. Reason: Reducing font size.

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    #2

    Re: decompression

    Your interpretation seems correct to me.

    Please note that the default font size is adequate for most purposes.

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    #3

    Re: decompression

    Apologies. The font size was my fault. I edited the post within seconds of it being posted because the font size varied throughout the post (from unreadably tiny to normal) and I tried to standardise it. For some reason, it would only allow me to change it all to that slightly larger-than-usual size. I'm not sure why.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: decompression

    After reading your post, ems, I tried it myself.

    It worked for me.

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    #5

    Re: decompression

    Well, I partially agree with you. The font size in post 1 is now smaller than the average size of our posts. On my phone, that would be unreadable. I was trying to make it the same size as posts 2-5.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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