Was Live Friday, July 1, 2022
- Quincy Surasmith, Managing Editor, Feet in 2 Worlds and producer of A Better Life? podcast, season 2. He is also the host and producer of Asian Americana.
- Kayla Stewert, award-winning food and travel writer. She is a columnist at The Bittman Project, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Southern Foodways Alliance, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Travel + Leisure and others.
- Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, raised in the back of a Mexican bakery in Central California. Her love of food comes from a long line of bakers and cooks. Her company “Barrio empire” has restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona and she is active in her local community.
News Reports from this Media Briefing
- English | Charms and Challenges of Ethnic Communities Made Plain on Our Plates
- Spanish | ‘Hay política en la comida’: chefs, investigadores y escritores opinan sobre la creciente popularidad de la comida étnica
Few things are more universally accepted as food, no matter where it comes from. Every ethnic group in the United States and every immigrant community or region that settles in this country brings a taste of home and, at the same time, is influenced by the ingredients and traditions already here. This briefing examines the growing influence of food created by ethnic and immigrant communities and what the meaning of “authentic” food is.