Welcome to the Community Series.
These are the stories of the people and places that make our communities special, told through their own voices and perspectives. With this ongoing series, we want to celebrate these incredible locals and restaurants across the country, and around the world.
Why? Because if there’s anything the past year has taught us, it’s that our communities matter. They are essential. They’re what keeps us whole, both in good times and the not-so-good times. They change over time, and what we do (or don’t do) has an impact on them.
Project CreditsProject Editors: Deanna Ting and Noëmie Carrant Staff Writers/ Editors: Noëmie Carrant, David Paw, Deanna Ting Contributors: Lenore T. Adkins, Vickie An, Marcelle G Afram, Steven Alvarez, Tiffany Carter, Debbie Chen, Pao Houa Her, Ben Hon, Wonho Frank Lee, Erin Ng, Chandra Ram, Jaclyn Rivas, Cliff Rome, Mursal Saiq, Josefina Schargorodsky, Farrah Skeiky, James Tir, Yia Vang, Jessica Wang Photo/Art/Design: Tania Bou Samra Managing Editor: Jon Bonné Editorial Director: Paolo Lucchesi Community Series Illustrations and Logo: Luis Mendo
The Community Series
‘We Are Still Here’: On Standing Up for San Francisco’s Black Community
Chef and San Francisco native Tiffany Carter on fighting to preserve African American culture, and her guide to eating your way through her hometown.
On the Resilience of Long Beach’s Cambodian American Community
Cambodian American food content creator James Tir on a community that’s struggled through genocide, racism, and poverty, but is also so resilient despite it all.
Hmong Food Isn’t a Cuisine. It’s a Philosophy.
Hmong American chef Yia Vang on his long journey to open one of the first Hmong restaurants not just in Minnesota, but in the whole country.
On American Barbecue and the Black Community That Built It
Food historian Adrian Miller doesn’t remember how old he was when he started craving his mother’s barbecued pork spareribs. But he knows it was love at first bite.
Chicago’s South Side Is the Future, and I Want to Be a Part of It
Chicago native and chef Cliff Rome pens a love letter to the neighborhood he calls home, and his hopes for its future.
New York Has Incredible Mexican Food. Here’s Where to Find It.
Taco Literacy professor Steven Alvarez gives us his personal tour of some of the city’s best Mexican restaurants, and the stories behind the people who run them.