Pulling on my Celery Strings | Food & Cooking

Mom's egg salad

Mom’s egg salad

Once, when Mom was out for a visit, she made egg salad sandwiches. The kids wolfed them down before I had a chance to nab a sample. Their mouths were still full when they asked for another round.

I paid close attention as she prepared another batch, and watched her pull a move I didn’t even know existed.

She snapped a piece of celery in half, leaving the two pieces connected by the fibers that run down the ridge of a celery stalk. She pulled the two pieces apart,