Our cultures in food

Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America


Many reductive stereotypes about foods from other cultures exist, and they often erase important aspects of the varied culinary traditions of other countries. International gastronomy often isn’t accurately represented or portrayed in American culture and media, if at all. In this package, El Estoque examines foods unique to many of the Asian cultures in the MVHS community, revealing the cultural and familial significance behind them while at the same time juggling various perspectives and opinions from students on the misrepresentation of these dishes.