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Food in 2 Worlds™: Audio Postcards about Cuisine, Culture, and Love

Audley Grocher at the dinner table.  (Photo: Kimberly Bonds)

Audley Grocher at the dinner table. (Photo: Kimberly Bonds)

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.

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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.”

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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.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.