For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Connie Chang Chinchio

The best thing anyone’s ever taught me to do is my grandmother teaching me how to make the classic Chinese lunch item, scallion pancakes. When made right, they’re a delicate, multilayered, savory treat. I’ve been known to wolf down ten. This cooking lesson was also the first significant interaction between my grandmother (who does not speak English) and my husband; and his love of the pancakes convinced her that he must be a good man.