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Acoma Blue Corn Restored To Its Community of Origin

Acoma Blue Corn Restored To Its Community of Origin

The restoration of Acoma blue corn to its community of origin represents a hopeful example of how seed rematriation can improve Indigenous foodways.

Restoring Ancestral Seeds To Indigenous Communities

Restoring Ancestral Seeds To Indigenous Communities

Through the process of seed rematriation, Indigenous communities restore relationships with their ancestral seeds.

Jon Yao of Kato Finds Confidence in the Flavors of His Taiwanese Upbringing

Jon Yao of Kato Finds Confidence in the Flavors of His Taiwanese Upbringing

Los Angeles’ Kato Restaurant, where the dishes are edible mnemonic devices for Asian Americans, is an homage to Chef Jon Yao’s Taiwanese heritage.

Making It in America When You Don’t Speak the Language

Making It in America When You Don’t Speak the Language

How an undocumented, non-English speaking street food vendor from Egypt makes it in America.

From Dumplings To Sriracha: The (In)Visibility of Teochew Food and Culture

From Dumplings To Sriracha: The (In)Visibility of Teochew Food and Culture

From local to global conflicts, Teochew people have survived generations of displacement through global migration, distinctive cuisine, and intergenerational storytelling.

How Food Binds My Syrian Jewish Community in Brooklyn

How Food Binds My Syrian Jewish Community in Brooklyn

After leaving Syria, a culture perseveres through cuisine and community in Brooklyn.

Escaping To the Manila District

Escaping To the Manila District

When the global pandemic halted everyone’s ability to travel and see family, the Manila District in Downtown Los Angeles transported writer Anthony Ocampo to a place where Filipino culture and community is alive and vibrant.

The Revolution and Evolution of the French Breakfast

The Revolution and Evolution of the French Breakfast

Breakfast in Paris is a short and sweet affair—but this wasn’t always the case.

In Southern California, Dolan’s Uyghur Restaurant Uses Food as Form of Activism

In Southern California, Dolan’s Uyghur Restaurant Uses Food as Form of Activism

A Uyghur restaurant in Los Angeles County uses food to bring attention to the genocide in Xinjiang.

The Lone Fisherman

The Lone Fisherman

The Gulf Coast’s commercial fishing industry is largely white, but Black Americans help create the fishing culture of the American South.

Girl & Dug Farm: A Model for a More Diverse Food System

Girl & Dug Farm: A Model for a More Diverse Food System

Through its commitment to biodiverse farming practices and consumer education, Girl & Dug Farm offers a hopeful example for a healthy, flavorful and culturally diverse food system.

On the Afterlife of the French Caribbean

On the Afterlife of the French Caribbean

Contaminated bodies and ecosystems by pesticide use on banana plantations in the French Caribbean reveals the ongoing aftermath of colonial violence.

You Are What You Eat… Especially If You’re a French Politician

You Are What You Eat… Especially If You’re a French Politician

Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake,” but for better or worse, the French are obsessed with what their people of power eat.

Tales of Bread and Unfinished Revolution in Egypt

Tales of Bread and Unfinished Revolution in Egypt

A history of protest in Egypt reveals ties between bread and notions of freedom and human dignity.

The Legacy of a Legume

The Legacy of a Legume

Many recipes iconic to American cuisine can be traced back to the native lands of the people who built it, including peanut soup.

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