Refugees and immigrants grow homeland foods at Kent community garden

A Kent parking lot has turned into a sustainable urban garden where refugees and immigrants can grow the foods that remind them of home.
Apr 16, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018

Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry

Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017

Native Mexican corn growers advocate local crops over global imports

Women in southern Mexico support each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the volatile global economy.
Dec 27, 2017

Threatened food supply forces entire Nepali village to relocate

Villagers sow seeds of hope after a water shortage forced the people of Samzong to resettle in a new village in Namashung.
Dec 19, 2017

Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture

The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017

Seattle soda tax could benefit health in communities of color, supporters say

Supporters say sugar beverages are disproportionately marketed to communities of color — which also have increased the risks of obesity and diabetes.
May 5, 2017

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
Harry Chan, third generation owner of Tai Tung restaurant, the oldest running Chinese restaurant in Chinatown-International District).

Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurants serve up edible history

A documentary at the upcoming Seattle Asian American Film Festival explores the delicious history of Chinese-American food in our region.
Feb 16, 2017
Efrem Fesaha, founder and CEO of Boon Boona Coffee, holds un-roasted coffee beans that he imports to the U.S. and Canada for the traditional East African coffee ceremony. (Video still by Anna DiBlosi)

#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony

Tired of poor quality beans tainting the original East African coffee ceremony, Efram Fesaha took matters into his own hands.
Feb 5, 2017
Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay)

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 2017
Over the next several months, this emoji based rating system will begin popping up in restaurant windows from Lake Forrest Park to South Park. (Image via Seattle & King County Public Health)

New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji

New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.
Jan 17, 2017

A restaurant wall says a thousand words

Tired of being shaken down in Greece for running a food stand, a family moves to Seattle.
Dec 28, 2016

An Algerian chef starts an Italian restaurant with a French name

Chef Abe Hadjal of Zouave restaurant in Ravenna talks about his journey, his food, and why the U.S. is still the best.
Dec 16, 2016

A food survival guide for new Chinese arrivals in Seattle

From hot pot to hot dogs, some tips for navigating the Seattle food scene for Chinese international students and other new arrivals.
Nov 30, 2016

De-“otherizing” other people’s food

Seattle's ever-expanding LitCrawl hit home with a reading and discussion of "Other People's Food" last Thursday night.
Oct 31, 2016

Meru Greens helps bring Kenyan crops to lucrative markets

Rosemary Muthomi, co-founder of Meru Greens, helps Kenyan subsistence farmers get fair access to the global market.
Oct 21, 2016
A traditional Turkish spread. (Photo by Adem Djemil)

5 Globalist picks for Seattle Restaurant Week

This week over a hundred restaurants around King County are offering discounted tasting menus as part of Seattle Restaurant Week.
Oct 17, 2016

Seattle pop-up restaurant Yalla offers real deal in Middle Eastern cuisine

Yalla emphasizes Middle Eastern cuisine beyond the kebab.
Oct 7, 2016
Jane Kagira owns the Kenyan restaurant Safari Njema in Columbia City, host of the first Migrating Meals conversation. The scenes on the wall mainly are depictions of Kenya. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Migrating Meals’ puts awkward dinner conversation on the menu

Can delicious food thaw the Seattle Freeze and get people to engage with sensitive subjects? Project Feast's new 'Migrating Meals' program aims to find out.
Sep 9, 2016