Filmmaker Eli Kimaro in her Columbia City home. Her documentary 'A Lot Like You' has won acclaim around the world and opens at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival tonight. (Photo by Greg Gilbert/Seattle Times)

Have a complicated identity? America’s future looks ‘A Lot Like You’

“The bibimbap, is that dolsot?” asks documentary filmmaker Eli Kimaro looking up from the menu of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City. She’s trying to gauge the authenticity of the Korean dish in question. This version doesn’t come in the traditional heated stone pot (dolsot), but she goes for it anyway–calling the rice bowl a favorite “comfort […]
Jan 25, 2013
Celebrating Passover by candlelight in Tanzania

Beyond the matzo: Finding a global meaning in Passover

When I was growing up, Passover was the holiday where I sat around a table with my family reading the story of our distant ancestors, eating strange food combinations like raw horseradish, herbs dipped in vinegar, and chanting prayers that always seemed too long. It was the week I reluctantly had to explain to all […]
Apr 6, 2012