by Yinman Guo
“Improving second-generation Chinese Americans’ connection with their cultural identity through stories and recipes of their favorite family dish.”
Thesis Paper: (PDF)
Food is always the last part of culture that immigrants retain. For second-generation Chinese Americans who ate Chinese dishes growing up, Chinese food is their comfort food. However, more than half of them have no confidence in cooking it. My project uses storytelling to share the origins of their favorite dish and encourage them to cook it, further influencing a their connection with their cultural identity.