Do you like a good story with your food? I do too.
Food is alive with stories, often giving a glimpse of the lives that create it. If you’re naturally curious, love to cook, or simply love to eat, you might enjoy the recipes and stories here.
Our roots inevitably show when it comes to food. We tend to favor what we know even as we stretch our boundaries and form our own point of view. Perhaps, for this reason, the food of the immigrant community is particularly vibrant with stories – often raw, rich in tradition, and always personal. The stories change rapidly too, as the old world assimilate with the new, creating new customs and traditions.
As a country of immigrants, America is fertile ground for culinary tales that continue to fascinate and evolve. These tales span across generations, with each generation arriving at its own culinary identity.
Please enjoy the recipes and culinary tales from my kitchen. I hope Our Kitchen Roots will one day become a space for the community to share their food, culture and stories.
I also write for other media and welcome you to have a look at my collective works here: https://www.graceyek.com/
But the more important question for now is, won’t you step inside our kitchen?