When you immigrate to another country;
your own food gives familiarity to you in the foreign land.
Food becomes a tool for survival,
a tool for your identity.
Food is a sign of resistance,
as well as assimilation.
Ingredients hide stories of who you are and flavours reveal where you come from.
The style is localised over a period.
Britishers loved Fish and Chips. They took it to wherever they went. It is a relished dish in most of the common-wealth countries, more so, in the English speaking countries.
Wherever it is, is a sign of adoption of what Britishers brought with them. Food breaks the cultural walls. Sitting together, eating cuisine from another country is a sign of openness. If it becomes part of the local culture, it is acceptance!
Food is not just a matter of feeding your hunger, it is a matter of existence!
What is your story of food from another country?