When it comes to diversity in food, America rolls out the red carpet. There are thousands of varieties of dishes and cuisines from as many different immigrant groups.

Foods with a hyphen have become American food. From falafel to fajitas, millions of Americans eat foods with a hyphen every day. How dull and limited our palates would be if we weren’t Cooking-with-a-Hyphen.

Americans love their hyphenated foods. I wish we could learn to have a similar affection for the people, too.

From these observations sprang my idea for Cooking-with-a-Hyphen: to inspire more people to set-up potlucks to share a meal, regardless of our political beliefs.

Food has always connected people, and we need more connecting with each other – now more than ever.

Nadia Hassani

April 2017

Hyphen Diversity

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