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Chinese Sesame Noodles from food writer, Franco Salzillo, food and drink writer!
Have you ever wondered what makes Chinese sesame noodles so tasty? The oily noodles are, without a doubt, one of America’s favorite dishes, and that’s no surprise.
The first Chinese immigrates to arrive in the US brought the dish around the 1850s. Chinese noodles are as American as apple pie, and we’ll show you how to make an easy version that is better than takeout.
Serving four. It takes 10 minutes.
1 pound noodles
4 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar
2 tbsp Chinese sesame paste
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ginger, finely grated
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp chili oil
4 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped
4 tbsp chives, coarsely chopped.
Add your noodles into a boiling pot of water until tender but firm. Drain and toss with two tablespoons of sesame oil.
In a bowl, add the remaining sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame paste, soy sauce, sugar, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and chili oil. Mix well.
Pour the sauce into the still warm noodles and toss until sauce covers noodles. Serve and garnish with peanuts and chives.
Let’s put some perspective on the long and uphill struggle for equal rights by making Chinese fortune cookies.
HUNT FAMILY PAPERS AVAILABLE NOW IN SENECA FALLS, NY
Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family and private owners for more than 140 years. The Hunt Family Papers includes over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856.
My book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, is written from the perspective of my grandfather Wilmer Kearns when he’s telling me stories, staring when I was ten years old. He paid a price for standing with his wife and daughter and supporting the early women’s rights movement.
The story of what happened when he marched in the men’s division of the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC is a classic. The underlying theme is that of the cultural influences on him and other men.
There’s a film about this topic, and I’m looking forward to watching it.
International Women’s Day is in March. Get ready now to plan for observing and celebrating the day!
THE WORK BEGAN WHEN AUTHOR MARGUERITE KEARNS WAS TEN YEARS OLD
There are few folks left with a direct contact with this part of women’s history—one that is rapidly slipping away. That’s why “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” is a book to read, a book to consult with, and a work that puts flesh and memories on a very important part of American history. The work will emerge from the publishing pipeline in June of 2021.
JANUARY 2019 WAS WHEN THE AUTHOR CARRIED A PHOTO OF HER GRANDPARENTS IN THE ANNUAL WOMEN’S MARCH IN HER HOMETOWN
“Women in the United States have been marching for equality and their rights for more than 100 years,” Kearns says. She realizes that a century is more than enough time to get the message across. “We deserve better. We expect free and safe elections, and there’s no guarantee yet of this outcome.” She agrees that many freedom struggles are “unfinished.”
2020 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL EXTENDED INTO 2021 (NWHA announcement)
PBS STREAMING “THE VOTE” DOCUMENTARY
“American Experience” from PBS is streaming “The Vote” on its web site. If you haven’t seen this classic documentary, do so. It’s a way to put the early women’s rights movement into perspective.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SOUGHT FOR ANTHONY/STANTON FILM
Knight Quest Entertainment is seeking an executive producer for the screenplay Stanton & Anthony so it can be turned into a feature film. Contact producer Helise Stamos at Knight Quest Entertainment, 518-409-7148.
The women’s statue at Central Park in NYC is creating considerable attention since its installation in August of 2020. Check the web site to stay up to date with the news.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY ALLIANCE HAS NEW PUBLICATION
The National Women’s History Alliance has announced a new publication, 2021 Women’s History Magazine that will be published the end of January 2021. The NWHA is encouraging advocates to become “Partners” and/or to advertise in the next issue.
STORIES AND LEGENDS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN FAMILY LIFE…
Even if family stories and legends later prove to be exaggerated or incorrect, they play a valuable part in a personal and collective legacy. “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” (SUNY Press, June 2021 release) features Bess, a childhood friend of Edna Buckman Kearns who has her own ideas about what constitutes a young woman’s freedom. Bess subscribes to the views of activist Emma Goldman, who like Bess, doesn’t believe in marriage. PBS “American Experience” is streaming Goldman’s life story at the present time.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY WITH A TEA-RELATED EVENT DURING JANUARY 2021, HOT TEA MONTH
We’re going to do everything in our power during 2021 to support August 26th—Women’s Equality Day—becoming a national holiday. We’re behind the Equal Rights Amendment being added to the US Constitution, and for the nations of Planet Earth to get together to make a plan about bringing climate change under control.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH NEWS NOTES FROM ALL OVER. . .
It’s all around us…amazement about the extraordinary accomplishment about celebrating 2020, the 100th anniversary of US women voting. There’s still plenty of work to be done, but congrats, all of us. Who would have thought the centennial would pick up steam like it did? Many volunteers have been working behind the scenes for years to build this momentum.
VIDEO ABOUT THE CHALLENGE WILMER KEARNS FACES ABOUT WINNING EDNA’S LOVE
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We started immediately to promote the national suffrage centennial in 2020. Back in 2013, few people had even thought of 2020 for a national party. Now, the participation is astonishing.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We’ve come a long way, and it has been a lot of work. Along the way it was occasionally lonely and discouraging. But the idea of women learning about their history has taken off now. And we have a woman in the Oval Office for the first time as Vice-President of the U.S. This video shows some of the road we have traveled.