The Cultural Dish: Behind Every Dish is a Story

By Native Hmong & Spanish Students, Park Center Senior High School
Paperback, 106 pages, 6x9, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-64410-001-1

This book is dedicated to their teachers for “inspiring countless generations of students to live healthy lives” and for the education experience "through cultural food that brought students and teachers together." As the students wrote:

“My mother’s hands are precious, as they are the hands that raised me, fed me, and supported me…This special squash bowl dish is special to me because it reminds me of home, my mother’s cooking, and my childhood.”

“My parents and my grandma LOVE the cucumber side dish during the summer days…My mom, dad, and grandma would eat cucumber with rice, sometimes with salt if they want a better taste.”

“When we ‘ua neeb,’ I saw my mom have a bowl of dark green thick soup and I asked what is that, and she told me it was eggplant beef soup with tendons. My mom knows this is one of my favorite soups to eat whenever there is any.”