Philadelphia | Hyejo

Hyejo's Kimchi Fried Rice

In order to connect more deeply with her Korean culture, Hyejo relies on her love of traditional dishes and the lessons she has learned from the women in her family. 



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California | Laura D.

NorCal Guacamole

"I didn't feel like an American until I was older because I grew up in a wealthy place with not a lot of money and with brown parents. I didn't think I was American in that way. But as I've grown older I've understood that I am American. I’ve realized that Americans look all types of ways. I think identity is what you feel like you are and not what people tell you you are."



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Pakistan | Haya E. and Nilofer Q.

Paitha ka Halva Pt. 2

Some cultures' cuisines are globally glorified while others' are ignored, forgotten, and sometimes lost forever.

Together, Haya and Nilofer explore Pakistan's culinary landscape as they discuss culture, tradition, and the sweetest of all, desserts. 



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Philadelphia | Hyejo

Hyejo's Kimchi Fried Rice

In order to connect more deeply with her Korean culture, Hyejo relies on her love of traditional dishes and the lessons she has learned from the women in her family. 



Read Their Story

California | Laura D.

NorCal Guacamole

"I didn't feel like an American until I was older because I grew up in a wealthy place with not a lot of money and with brown parents. I didn't think I was American in that way. But as I've grown older I've understood that I am American. I’ve realized that Americans look all types of ways. I think identity is what you feel like you are and not what people tell you you are."



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Pakistan | Haya E. and Nilofer Q.

Paitha ka Halva Pt. 2

Some cultures' cuisines are globally glorified while others' are ignored, forgotten, and sometimes lost forever.

Together, Haya and Nilofer explore Pakistan's culinary landscape as they discuss culture, tradition, and the sweetest of all, desserts. 



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Reimagining those after-dinner talks
among friends, family, and sometimes, even strangers.

Each of our narratives start as recorded cooking sessions that are then adapted
into written stories about the lives and identities of the authors.

Buen Provecho

"In a society that has so many social barriers, you can't just meet strangers. Sometimes you can't even show your face on camera. For the vast majority of citizens, especially in the rural areas, to cross certain barriers and thresholds takes time and trust building. But once you are in the circle then the possibilities are endless. The generosity, the time, the hospitality, the stories are endless."

- Nilofer (aka 'Nino')


- Nilofer Q. and Haya E.



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Meet the Storytellers

Philadelphia

Hyejo

Hyejo's Kimchi Fried Rice


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California

Laura D.

NorCal Guacamole


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Pakistan

Haya E. and Nilofer Q.

Paitha ka Halva Pt. 2


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Pakistan

Nilofer Q. and Haya E.

Paitha ka Halva (Pumpkin Halva Dessert)


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