Taste From Home:

Food Stories for the Culturally Curious

 A collection of stories and Recipes to be used as a way to connect with others and FACILITATE Conversations about Race, Culture, and Identity.


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Share your recipes and family stories!

Do you have a recipe that immediately reminds you of home, a family member, or brings you comfort?

Food has the power to bring us together by offering ways to share stories, traditions, cultural values, and creating a sense of community.

This is why the Chicago Cultural Alliance is launching a new initiative called Taste From Home: Food Stories for the Culturally Curious.

Traditional cuisines express cultural identity and are often passed down from one generation to the next along with family stories. Taste From Home is a collection of recipes and stories inspired by the food that defines who we are and where we come from.

Recipes & Stories

 Anyone can participate from anywhere on their own by using hashtags #tastefromhome, #tastefromhomerecipe, & #chicagocultural on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions. 

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How to Participate

Answer these four questions in whichever format you choose: video, social media post, or blog post.

1. Who taught you this recipe/how did you learn it?

2. When do you normally eat this dish? Is it for a holiday or celebration?

3. What culture/country is this recipe from?

4. Why is it important to you?

Please send your material to [email protected] with subject line “Taste From Home” and share it on your own social media with the hashtags:  #TastefromHomeChi #ChicagoCultural #ThisisChicago

We can’t wait to hear your stories! 

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Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through stories and sharing a meal even without physical proximity.

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