Occasionally, my mom will call me up to check in on me. Since she is grazing those years between hot Asian lady and grandma, more and more often, she calls to ask me if I’ve eaten. Mostly, she is happy that I cook and feed myself. She is also always astonished to hear about what I’m cooking and wants me to spell out letter by letter anything that is not a Chinese dish we had growing up. So this recipe, P-O-L-E-N-T-A is dedicated to you, mom.