We are all hyphenated Americans – through our ancestry and through the foods we eat. This diversity is a fundamental American value that needs more recognition and celebration.

Hyphen Diversity

Cooking-with-a-Hyphen brings people together over food – at potlucks where we share the foods that make up our culinary traditions and heritage. You invite people to break bread with – neighbors, friends, and colleagues, from groups or neighborhoods you want to get to know, find common ground and work together. Sharing food is the catalyst.

Cooking-with-a-Hyphen promotes local, community-level opportunities to meet face-to-face and get to know each other better by gathering around a table and sharing a potluck meal, the foods that reflect who we all are: hyphenated Americans.

Cooking-with-a-Hyphen is a statement: that in America, we are all from somewhere else, that we are all different yet we are equal. No single group can claim America for itself alone.

Cooking-with-a-Hyphen potlucks can take place anywhere – at your home or backyard, at a public park, a community center, church or mosque or synagogue… The format is up to you, as long as there is a table for people to sit and eat together.

Click here to find out how to set up a Cooking-with-a-Hyphen potluck.