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Korean food builds community one dish at a time

  Two large fermenting jars flank the entryway to Sunny Kim’s home the way others might have a coat rack or an umbrella stand. A third ceramic cask can be found in the backyard, buried beneath the earth where it’s dark and cool. The jars are filled with food — and history. One in the …

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Indian cooking teacher seasons classes with warmth and passion

“Out of my family, I need to feel that I can prove I am no ordinary woman, that I am different from others,” says Yamini Joshi, the League of Kitchens’ instructor from Mumbai, India. The League of Kitchens is an immersive culinary program in New York through which immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes. …

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League of Kitchens brings Americans to the immigrant table

Nawida Saidhosin promised we’d get to hear her love story. But first, we’d need to prepare the three dishes on our cooking class menu. “We are here to cook, not to talk of love,” said the 34-year old Afghan native and our cooking instructor for the afternoon. She was smiling broadly as she dropped chunks …

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