“Nosotros continuamos con la tradición de sentarnos a la mesa a comer juntos, conversar de cualquier tema. De hecho en Colombia se acostumbra mucho a, a que las pe— cuando se está cocinando– de pronto aquí por el espacio actualmente no se presta, pero, cuando se está cocinando casi todo el mundo está en la cocina, conversando de algo que …


“Usually in Africa we say: to eat better–to take your time to eat, use your own hands. That what we usually say.”

Yu Wah Thein

Home Country:Burma/Myanmar First Language:Burmese Recipe:Yangon Mohinga

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“It is totally different. Because back in home we only use a very-very low table. It’s round table and we also use very short chair, and then we all sit together, really like that. And here all the tables are high, the chairs are high, so it’s totally different.”

Sande and Saw Aung Lin

Saw Aung Lin Home Country:Karen State, Myanmar/Burma First Language:Karen Recipe:Chicken and Potato Curry Sande Home Country:Yangon, Myanmar/Burma First Language:Burmese What is the difference between Burmese food and Karen food?

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“When I was in Burma, by nine or ten years old we would have to learn how to start cooking already…. When I first started cooking for my dad, I was trying to make a sour soup, so I was using mango. And I put lemongrass as well. And I didn’t know what I was doing, but I put that …

“I’d tell them to eat. To never stop eating different food. I personally believe that the two most precious activities in life are eating and sleeping. So yes! Go ahead and try it. By eating different foods we can taste the delicacies made by other hands. Flavors we didn’t grow up with. Those which we do not cook. So try, …