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Maggi: The Local Seasoning from Everywhere


The omnipresent Maggi bottle. (Photo: Aurora Almendral)

When it comes to home cooking, immigrants from countries as far apart as Nigeria, the Philippines and Poland share a common ingredient. They all use a condiment called Maggi Seasoning. And they all think it belongs to them.

Feet in 2 Worlds’ Aurora Almendral produced a story about Maggi for PRI’s The World that aired on June 8. To hear it, click on the player below. And if that’s not enough of the sauce for you, listen to Aurora talk about Maggi on the Feet in 2 Worlds podcast and read her original article about the ubiquitous seasoning.

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Feet in 2 Worlds (Fi2W) is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation and the Sirus Fund. Fi2W podcasts are supported by WNYC, New York Public Radio and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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.