Food

How This Woman Celebrates Black History and Food in Salvador, Brazil

Miraci is being the one thing blackness has always been forced to be even when unwilling—political.

Dec 11, 2018
Special Request: Why I Fought with My Family on Holiday

“I wanted to be present in Paris. I forgot to be present with my family.”

Nov 20, 2018
A Recipe for Survival

Your stomach hurts because all you’ve eaten this week is frozen yogurt—but it is a hurt you can bear more than hunger.

Oct 25, 2018
“Parrot Isn’t Hungry”: On Family, Food, Fasting, and Ramadan

This Eid will not be Eid until I’ve spent time crying and laughing, describing the aromas of foods that are not here.

May 15, 2018
What “American Night” Meant to My Chinese American Family

Holding on to our cultural foods and customs was a labor of love, but labor nevertheless. American Night provided a little respite.

Mar 29, 2018
When the Food You Rejected as a Kid Becomes Trendy

“FOE!” he had yelled, when really, phở is more graceful than that.

Jan 04, 2018
The Strangeness of Eating Fish

Herring in Ukraine to fried whiting on my street. Melville to Jewish legend. How easily we eat fish caught from depths we don’t understand.

Nov 30, 2017
The Struggle of “Eating Well” When You’re Poor

“Finding joy in food that comes from a bag or a box feels like a sin in a society that demonizes it.”

Oct 30, 2017
Making Menudo with My Abuela

“If food is like a language, then menudo is its own dialect in my family.”

Mar 08, 2017
The Taste of Grief: On Family Meals, Marriage, and Mourning

I want to be the bridge between his memory and her love for cooking.

Dec 13, 2016
The Interloper

“Americans don’t typically like being reminded of slavery.”

Nov 24, 2015