"I pray," she recalls, "Help me go to another world. Help me change my life. I pray me and my husband be together forever. I pray to Buddha, Elephant, Jesus. I pray to everybody then maybe one will hear." Suu Le and Andrew are still married, and live here now. When teaching spring roll lessons, she and her sister, whom she sponsored to move here, use the countertop — but a relative whispers, when they're really cooking, just them, they cook on the floor.
Lindsay Sterling can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. See photos and recipes from this cooking session at immigrantkitchens.com.
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