Pickled Daikon Radish

Dear Oleńka,

This past weekend the East Coast was hit by its first major winter storm of the year. In the U.S., this type of extreme weather event is always accompanied by a particularly American ritual: constant news coverage featuring increasingly hysterical weathermen, bizarre nicknames with apocalyptic overtones (snowmageddon, snowzilla, frankenstorm), runs on grocery stores. This time around Boston was mostly spared—in stark contrast to last year—and I was very fortunate not to have my travel plans for returning to campus disrupted (though I did have the pleasure of flying over the storm on my way back from Charleston). My friends in New York and DC were not so lucky, and as far as I know they're still digging out.

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Posted on January 26, 2016 .