Have you ever walked down a street in New York City and been in awe of the diversity of flavors, tastes, and smells you have encountered? Have you then been compelled to explore the roots of the feasts and the people that cook them? This week on Meat and Three, we celebrate the lives and feats of the immigrants who have and continue to enrich the culinary landscape of the concrete jungle. We look at the legacy of immigrants from the Arabic-speaking world, eat some Filipino fast food with a side of nostalgia, and meet the makers behind Mexican food trucks in The Bronx. Plus, we take a hard look at the access issues that affect some of our city’s newest residents.
You can learn more about Dr. Matthew J. Stiffler’s work on Arab and Muslim American studies here.
Read A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture by Dr. Melissa Castillo-Planas.
See how Jollibee and Filipino-ness are intertwined through this brief history of the brand
Get involved with Mixteca here, and learn more about the New York Immigration Coaliton’s efforts to expand the Excluded Workers Fund here.
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