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Pia de Jong

Pia de Jong is a Dutch writer who lives in Princeton. Her memoir, “Saving Charlotte,” was published by W.W. Norton in 2017. She can be contacted at pdejong@ias.edu.

Unwrapping the Keto Diet

This keto diet goes against everything I have learned about healthy eating.

Raising a Foodie

Our son turns out to have become a real foodie, once he was safe from his mother.

Finding the Patterns

In 1989 I moved to Princeton for the first time, crossing the wide ocean from Amsterdam.

When Germs Travel

A century ago around a thousand children died of measles every year in the Netherlands alone. Half a million children, mostly young, died worldwide. I am grateful that our children were born in another time.

Robbinsville’s Two Temples

There are two temples in Robbinsville: one for spiritual needs, the other for material desires.

Cracking Social Codes

The Dutch have adopted a do-it-your-way attitude toward social rules. American social life, in contrast, operates by rules that are often unspoken but rigorously observed.

When Only One Recipe Matters

There are people who love to cook. They are mysteries to me. But my ricotta pudding is my pride.

Nothing Goes Unnoticed

Nothing has gone unnoticed. And that is a disturbing thought.

Lost in New York

Whenever my neighbor gets off the train at Penn Station, he jumps on the platform, throws out his arms, and sings, “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town!...

On Dickinson

The exhibition I’m Nobody! Who are you? about the poet Emily Dickinson in the New York Morgan Library is deceptively simple. In just a few steps you can cross...