You are about take a little trip into our lives. We hope that you will see the different points of view from each of the authors’ experiences. As you read our “Zine,” you will see that many of our lives are connected. In our stories, we interviewed one person in our family and took photographs of what they cooked for us. First, we asked questions about the food and then we asked about the food’s history in our family. After reading our “Zine,” we hope you will have a greater appreciation of our food and our culture.
—7th Grade Peer Resources,My Dad’s Making Chicken!
Luther Burbank Middle School
San Francisco, CA
My dad is in the kitchen cutting something.
I asked him, “What are you making?”
He said, “Chicken, why?”
I said, “Because I am doing a project in class. Can you help me with it?”
My dad said, “Sure!”
Then I asked him, “Do you like to make it?”
He said, “Yes, I love to make it!” So, I watched him make it and put the chicken in the grease to be fried.
I asked my dad, “Who did you get the recipe from?”
He said, “I got it from my mom and my mom got it from her mom.”
Then I asked him, “Does it have a meaning?”
He said, “The meaning is showing how our family cooks. We all cook the same way and we all share the same recipe. That’s why our family are good cooks!” This was a fun way to talk to my dad about food because I don’t really talk to him about that. I had fun and I think he had fun, too.