Humanity is like stew beef

By LINDSAY STERLING  |  February 13, 2013

As we were cooking we didn't completely ignore our differences. We had a conversation about a woman covering up being, in this Somali woman's mind, about modesty. Modesty is not America's strong point. If Alexis Wright had been covered the whole time in a long dress and headscarf, how many families wouldn't be ruined? But we didn't talk about this very long; after all, the food was ready and it was time to eat. Surprisingly, chapatti and stew, all the way from a place as different as Somalia, was comfort food even to my kids when I tried it at home. Humanity is like stew beef, I guess. There are just a lot of different ways to make it good.

Find the recipe for Somali chapati and stew at  immigrantkitchens.com. Learn how in a live cooking class May 10.

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