◀ top stories
 

The simple, soulful dish these Somali refugees brought to America

Original story at Mother Jones• 5 mentions • 2 weeks ago

Mother Jones 2 weeks ago

 
When Halimo Isaac arrived in Oakland, California, with her three daughters in 2012, American food smelled so weird to her she couldn't stomach it for the first week. When she went to make the spiced milky tea that her family drinks daily, there was another problem, her daughter Fatuma Hussein tells me: "We didn't know this kind of stove, how to turn it on and off." Up until this point in their lives, they had always heated water with coals from a fire. But after these small hiccups, the mother of six soon set to work making the Somali food ...
 
 
◀ top stories
 

What they're saying:

16 Feb
no influencer data matched to the comment @
RT @MarcoLembo01: The simple, soulful dish these Somali refugees brought to America https://t.co/kqsWV1jbbZ via @MotherJones
16 Feb
no influencer data matched to the comment @
RT @MarcoLembo01: The simple, soulful dish these Somali refugees brought to America https://t.co/kqsWV1jbbZ via @MotherJones
10 Feb
no influencer data matched to the comment @
The Simple, Soulful Dish These Somali Refugees Brought to America ~ #MotherJones https://t.co/risda6CQZB
10 Feb
no influencer data matched to the comment @
A recipe sustained one family through civil war, 20 years of #refugee camp living, and immigration to Oakland, CA: https://t.co/h0vhy6JBsp
10 Feb
no influencer data matched to the comment @
The Simple, Soulful Dish These Somali Refugees Brought to America https://t.co/P724hRNdtu https://t.co/aECV8RC4GG