Background information: she is a food expert who has published books and hosted tv shows on food.
Mama: excuse me while I have this delicious yuba (Kyoto style tofu skin).
background sounds: spoon clicking on tupperware and slurping and swallowing.
Me: oo, that looks really good.
Mama: oh, it is. you know how it's made?
Me: it's lifted off the top of a boiling pot of tonyu (soybean juice), right?
Mama: yes. you know how to get really delicious yuba?
Me: no. how? (expecting to learn a few secret tricks of the trade)
Mama: you buy it.
My mothers - they can be very scary, but also pretty funny sometimes too, when I least expect it. Maybe I'm just too serious sometimes. Hahahaha