For many immigrants and people with immigrant parents, food is a way to connect with the culture of their home country. Students in the Feet in 2 Worlds journalism course at The New School went out to document the many ways immigrants cook, eat, and share cultural connections through food.
Among them is Bronx resident Audley Grocher, a Jamaican immigrant who first learned to cook out of necessity, but now counts it as one of his favorite hobbies. You can also listen to the story of a young couple who wooed each other with traditional foods from Haiti and Mexico.
Listen to the audio postcards:
Kimberly Bonds produced this audio portrait of Audley Grocher, an accomplished cook from Kingston, Jamaica.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121155950″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Christina Berthaud spoke with her brother Frantz and his fiancée Nora who’ve had a love affair with food, and each other, for seven years. As Frantz says, “food literally brought us together.”[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/122783511″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Fi2W is featuring stories by students in the Feet in 2 Worlds journalism course at The New School.
Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.