Previous installments of Jessica Valenti’s “Eat Me” column can be found here. Most recently: Sunday Sauce.
I grew up in a house in Long Island City, Queens that my great-grandparents bought almost 100 years ago. There was an apartment upstairs and over the years the downstairs was a paint store, my grandfather’s butcher shop, and a candy store that turned out to be a front for a fraud and hijacking ring. (My