Over the course of several months, refugee, immigrant, and citizen student participants from Algeria, England, and the United States had the opportunity to take part in a dialogue concerning food. Their dialogue took the form of writing, drawing, and video. Some of their work is featured below. To read an edited transcript of their conversation, click here.

November 29, 2017

I love food and I enjoy cooking (when I have the energy). I love trying dishes froom an array of cultures and seeing how the blend with my own. My last meal would be a celebration my culture. I would have my favorite soul food dishes with no cut corners. That would inc...

November 29, 2017

For me food is one of my sources of happiness and over weight since I eat whenever I am happy, whenever I am sad, and I whenever stressed . food is my escape . especially if the dish is my mom's , I love everything she prepares .so thinking about my last meal is quite...

November 29, 2017

There are alot of necessary things that we need, to go throught our days normally or to make our days better. food is definitely one of them, you think about it when you wake up, when you comeback from work or school, when you watch tv or play video games and before yo...

November 29, 2017

This is a really hard question... If my next meal was my last, as of right now, it would definitely be a 12 count chicken nugget meal from Chic-Fil-A, with the lemonade on deck as drink of course. I feel like the stereotype is true; people from the south do love Chic-F...

November 29, 2017

I absolutely love to cook. I love big bold flavours and taking two or three recipe ideas for a certain dish and mixing them up and then amalgamating and tweaking until I create something of my own. I think food is a central component to my relationship, my marriage. We...

November 29, 2017

Just hearing the word “last” in any phrase or sentence puts a lot of pressure. But if I’m obliged to choose one last thing to eat before I die, I would go for my mom’s rich and appetizing mloukhiya. This dish is mostly recognized in the eastern part of Algeria, its coo...

November 29, 2017

If my last meal was my last, I would choose to have my dad make it and it would be a mixed plate of Dominican and American food made up of mangú, pernil, an empanada, and chicken wings. Each of these foods have been my favorite foods my entire life, and if I am going t...

November 29, 2017

A last meal is indeed something to think about. Personally, as a last meal i would go for something super extra spicy. luckily, in Algeria we have a variety of spicy dishes and my favorite is the spiciest of them all. This super spicy dish is called Zfiti, this dish is...

November 29, 2017

There is no doubt that food is demonstrably important for human life but, one needs also to know that food has other crucial role apart from nutrition. Culturally speaking, food is very important for it provides a significant link to our heritage and tells a lot about...

November 1, 2017

Food is the most beautiful thing in this world. It is the main thing that ,literally, keeps us alive. Of course , food is different from one place to another. This difference gives us the opportunity to discover other flavors and other ways to make what I'd like to cal...

October 9, 2017

It is so difficult to chose my last meal-- but if I had to decide I would want crab dip. I am from Baltimore, Maryland where crab eating is almost a ritual. The state incapsulates a large bay known as the Chesapeake where we get a majority of our fresh seafood. Crabs (...

October 9, 2017

My last meal would probably be my mother's scalloped potatoes. She has an excellent recipe that uses heavy cream, herbs and spices to make the flavor amazing. It's also a special dish to me because I am a vegetarian. I get sick when I consume meats and seafood, so than...

October 9, 2017

I've come to enjoy cooking a lot, and have lived in some parts of Sheffield and London that were pretty culturally diverse, which meant that you could buy a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, pulses and condiments. I've collected a lot of cookbooks to find out how to u...

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