One dominant narrative of immigration paints a rosy picture of two cultures melting together through food, like my mother stuffing our Thanksgiving turkey with sticky rice. But in reality, assimilation is more violent, history more complex, and cultures less disparate.
"Be an American. Eat a Whopper." is from the April 07, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Lisa Ko and narrated by Kristi Burns.