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Human Parts

Enjoy the Slowness

How eating pasta in Italy helped me cope with postpartum depression

Photo: fotostorm/iStock/Getty Images Plus

InIn a small trattoria in Florence, Italy, I sit in the dim light of candles burning in repurposed wine bottles. The wax drips down the rim and neck of the glass bottles in layers as my sister and I sample pecorino Romano cheese from an oval wooden platter. A small jar of honey sits on one end of the platter, across from…

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Nicole Slaughter Graham

Nicole Slaughter Graham

Freelance journalist and essayist. Oxford Comma enthusiast.