Anonymous (Educator), 2019 I am from…fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, coal mines and domestic work…Harlem 1960s.
Anonymous (Educator), 2019 I am Brooklyn born and raised. All day every day. I am Puerto Rican, where the rice and beans are awesome and meats are delicious, and coquito tastes good.
Asher S. P.S. 140, 2019 Curry crabs & dumplings been around for generation; not only these crabs are from the wild, they live on land or sea that’s the greatness of these angelic creatures. But not only the seasoning and the curry embrace this unique shell with in it soft meat and then it servedContinue reading “Curry Crab & Dumplings”
Antigona B., P.S. 169K – Sunset Park School, 2019 This is a traditional food from my country. Everyone in my country will bake that for their special guests, especially for the first-time visitor to the house. It usually takes 3 hours to bake. However, it is delicious and worth the wait. In addition, it helpsContinue reading “Fli Kosove”
Adriana, 2000s – Current For as long as I can remember, every big holiday is marked in my family by extraordinary piles of dishes, the slightly salty smell of boiling corn husks and notes of sweet and spicy sauces and meats, the clamoring of too many people in one kitchen, all in pursuit of preparingContinue reading “Tamales”
Helmut, 5 years old, 2019 My name is Melo. I love Tres Leches Cake. I have it at family birthdays and I also have it at my birthday. It is so good that my parents even had it at their wedding. Tres Leches is my favorite cake. I love it so much that my adContinue reading “Tres Leches Cake World”
Cheryl, P.S. 169 Sunset Park School, 2019-Current Since Chinese New Year is arriving, I would say mandarin orange/tangerine reminds me of my family’s culture. Mandarins are smaller and oblate, rather than spherical like common oranges. The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger. Mandarins are one the most cultivated citrus fruitsContinue reading “Mandarin Orange”
Lena, 1990s – Current Lime pickle is one of my favorite things to add to Indian food, which my mom knows, so she will cook it with me whenever we are together. I chose this picture because it reminds me of spending time with mom, which I don’t get to do enough now that weContinue reading “Cooking with Mom”
Christina Chow, P.S. 163Q There’s a type of bun that the Chinese eat for breakfast or for any time where a sweet treat is needed. It is called a Cocktail (bird’s tail in Chinese) bun. It has a sweet buttery coconut filling inside and it’s smooth brown on the top. This reminds me of myContinue reading “Chinese Cocktail Coconut Buns”