Category: Food In 2 Worlds

Sehreen and Talah on their wedding day
Food In 2 Worlds

A Muslim Love Story – Bridging Differences to Make a Marriage

Growing up the child of immigrants in Virginia, Sehreen Noor Ali clung to her identity as an Ismaili Muslim. When she met Talah she fell in love, but he was a Sunni Muslim, and she worried she’d lose herself in marrying him.

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa
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Meet Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s First Hindu Chaplain

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan brings us an audio slideshow portrait of Indian American Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, who tends to the spiritual life of students at Columbia University.

3 cup chicken
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Podcast: Year of the Dragon Special – The Best Regional Chinese Restaurants in Flushing

We bring you on a culinary tour of China—all around the 7 train stop in Flushing Queens. Plus, you’ll hear about the reinvention of Dim Sum in Manhattan’s Chinatown, and special Chinese New Year dishes.

Zarela Martinez
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Food in 2 Worlds Podcast: How Zarela Martinez Brought Mexican Cuisine to New York

In this podcast, reporter Von Diaz tells the story of Chef Zarela Martinez, a culinary trendsetter, who changed New Yorkers’ ideas about Mexican food.

Nariv Shah outside of his restaurant (Photo: Sarah Kate Kramer)
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Food in 2 Worlds Podcast – The Many Flavors of South Asia, All Within Walking Distance

In this Food in Two Worlds podcast you’ll hear how Jackson Heights’ restaurants and food shops tell the stories of South Asian immigrants in New York.

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Food Manufacturing Expo Helps the Hand That Feeds New York City

Immigrant-owned food businesses play an important role in the NYC’s economy. The first City-sponsored food expo aimed to connect food entrepreneurs to the rest of the food business chain.

Buka, a Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY
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From Ice Cream to Pepper Soup to Buka – Nigerian Street Food in New York

For our Food in Two Worlds series, Adeola Oladele-Fayehun from brings us this video report and interview with Lookman Afolayan Mashood, a man who was once an ice cream vendor on the streets of Lagos and is now the owner of Buka, a popular Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.

chinatown dollar van
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Things You May Not Know About Queens: the Food, the Immigrant Housing, the Scamming ‘Notario’

Streetwise New York offers tours of “old and new immigrant New York.” We sent reporter Cristina DC Pastor and audio producer Dimple Patel to check out the tour in the city’s largest borough.

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The Food in Two Worlds Podcast: Filipino Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC Offers Menu with Attitude

At Maharlika in Manhattan’s East Village the menu includes dishes such as Eggs Imelda and Eggs Benigno, intended to provoke conversations about Filipino history and culture.

Cormac Symington with ESL students Macedonio, Juan and Luis at the New School
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Immigrant Restaurant Workers Learn English, Write Haiku in Unique ESL Program

Restaurant workers are the main audience for English classes offered by The New School’s Food Studies department in collaboration with the university’s Master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.