Ethnic Foods Travel with Immigrants

Mar 17, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Immigrants to the US are bringing their culture and foods with them.

According to the Bellingham Herald, ethnic grocery stores are helping to expand the palates of Americans while providing immigrants with a comfort food reminder of their homeland.

“In recent years a handful of ethnic markets have opened to serve those hungers, dishing out goods for Whatcom County’s growing Slavic and Hispanic communities. Asian, Mediterranean and Italian-specific stores also have set up shop here, all satisfying the appetites of their particular communities as well as curious cooks eager to dabble in world cuisine.”

Moderator’s Comment: Are store requirements for obtaining
shelf space an impediment to supermarkets growing the sales of ethnic foods?

If you’re interested in enjoying Irish food (corned beef
does not count) without having to hop on Aer Lingus, check out:

Beannachtaí na Féile
Pádraig oraibh! (BAN-uhkh-tee nuh FAY-luh PAW-rihg)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Anderson – Moderator

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