The IMMIGRANT issue seeks a new narrative about the life and journey of immigrants. Stories explore what it means to be an immigrant, the "assimilation dishes" that have gradually become family recipes, how we use food to adapt to our surroundings, and the role food plays in bridging disparate cultures.
Featuring stories on kindness, persistence, ingenuity, passion, adaptability, patience, tenderness, sentimentality, tenacity, resilience, resourcefulness, dedication, courage, independence, hope, optimism, and determination. Plus recipes for japchae jeon, black fungus and tofu minchi, Tita's Korean fried cauliflower, linyvi holubtsi, macaroni soup and more.
Peddler documents the in-between moments of food – from the ingredients, to the making, the eating, the sharing, and all the small moments in-between.
Meal times are a mirror to our past, a symbol of our present and a gateway to our future. Behind every dish on our daily table, there are inherited histories, memories, ceremonies, rituals, cultures and traditions that are completely personal – and yet somehow universal.
Peddler explores these multi-cultures of food, venturing near and far, and into the homes and kitchens of everyday cooks for their most personal rendition of family recipes and stories.