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Each year, the United States legally resettles tens of thousands of refugees who have fled their homelands. Refugees, unlike economic migrants, are forced to leave their countries of origin or are driven out by violence or persecution. As these individuals and their families struggle to adapt to a new culture, the kitchen often becomes one of the few places where they are able to return "home." Preparing native cuisine is one way they can find comfort in an unfamiliar land, retain their customs, reconnect with their past, and preserve a sense of identity.

In Flavors from Home, Aimee Zaring shares fascinating and moving stories of courage, perseverance, and self-reinvention from Kentucky's resettled refugees. Each chapter features a different person or family and includes carefully selected recipes. These traditional dishes have nourished both body and soul for people like Huong "CoCo" Tran, who fled South Vietnam in 1975 when Communist troops invaded Saigon, or Kamala Pati Subedi, who was stripped of his citizenship and forced out of Bhutan because of political and religious persecution.

Whether shared at farmers' markets, restaurants, community festivals, or simply among friends and neighbors, these native dishes contribute to the ongoing evolution of American comfort food just as the refugees themselves are redefining what it means to be American. Featuring more than forty recipes from around the globe, Flavors from Home reaches across the table to explore the universal language of food.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Hungary: Irene Finley, October 23, 1957
  2. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2. Vietnam: Huong “CoCo” Tran, August 2, 1975
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. 3. Iran: Azar and Ata Akrami, July 1979
  2. pp. 35-46
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  1. 4. Myanmar (Burma)—Karen: Dr. Mahn Myint Saing, December 20, 1990
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. 5. Bosnia: Mirzet Mustafić, October 30, 1994
  2. pp. 59-70
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  1. 6. Bosnia: Zeljana Javorek, September 9, 1999
  2. pp. 71-80
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  1. 7. Rwanda: Nicolas Kiza, March 15, 2000
  2. pp. 81-92
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  1. 8. Somalia—Bantu: Amina Osman, November 5, 2004
  2. pp. 93-102
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  1. 9. Cuba: Milagros Guzman-Gonzalez and Lázaro Hondares, May 19, 2006
  2. pp. 103-112
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  1. 10. Myanmar (Burma)—Rohingya: Win Khine, March 23, 2008
  2. pp. 113-124
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  1. 11. Bhutan: Kamala Pati Subedi, July 29, 2008
  2. pp. 125-138
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  1. 12. Myanmar (Burma)—Chin: Pastor Thomas Kap, September 6, 2008
  2. pp. 139-146
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  1. 13. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Aline Bucumi and Genevieve Faines, December 12, 2008
  2. pp. 147-156
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  1. 14. Bhutan: Goma Acharya, June 23, 2009
  2. pp. 157-164
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  1. 15. Somalia: Abdiaziz Haji, September 3, 2009
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  1. 16. Azerbaijan: Elmira Tonian, April 16, 2010
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  1. 17. Iraq: Hasana Aalarkess, April 29, 2010
  2. pp. 187-198
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  1. 18. Iran: Baharieh Moosari Arabi, June 7, 2011
  2. pp. 199-206
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  1. 19. Pakistan: Dr. Gulalai Wali Khan, June 14, 2011
  2. pp. 207-218
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  1. 20. Myanmar (Burma)—Chin: William Thang, November 4, 2011
  2. pp. 219-226
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  1. 21. Iraq: Zainab Kadhim Alradhee and Barrak Aljabbari, January 5, 2012
  2. pp. 227-236
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  1. 22. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Sarah Mbombo, August 3, 2012
  2. pp. 237-248
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  1. 23. Cuba: Omar Pernet Hernández, September 1, 2012
  2. pp. 249-258
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  1. Afterword
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. Index of Recipes by Country
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 271-280
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813160931
Related ISBN
9780813160917
MARC Record
OCLC
901267026
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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