Thursday, April 6, 2017
Food and immigration. A delectable combination. Check out this piece by Lisa Ko: What ‘White’ Food Meant to a First-Generation Kid. I'll give you just a taste:
I was the first in my family to be born in the United States, so the decision had been made for me. I was expected to betray Chinese food for American food: junior Whoppers, Quarter Pounders with cheese, White Castle sliders with onion breath. And that I did. For my relatives, Chinese immigrants from the Philippines, this was evidence of how I’d assimilated and they hadn’t.