Worldly Eats

Hannah McCarthy

You’re all alone in a new city, one with a completely fresh physicality and different social and cultural norms. What is the first thing you do for comfort when you step off that plane, train or bus? Eat. The daily practice is more than just a habit for most. Meal time is a time of respite from the hectic schedule. It is a time shared between families and friends. A time for laughs and big announcements. When visiting a new city, country or continent, eating can be a necessary bridge that connects humans of varying backgrounds, ethnicities, languages and cultures. The Herald asked students with different cultural upbringings and experiences to share some dishes that were important to their social fabrics. The results were quite delicious.