WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous deviled eggs and casseroles. And within immigrant populations, sharing food has been a way to explain history and forge bonds with the wider community. Kojo explores community food traditions and why sharing food continues to connect our neighborhoods with the world.


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