Off the Menu: Asian America

Korean Adoptee Cooks Find Connection in the Kitchen

“I think, as adoptees, we do learn early on to figure out, how do I make this person happy, rather than, how do I make myself happy. And often, perhaps, the reason for that is: if I make this person happy, this person will keep me.”


“Why don’t you call me anymore?” she asks on the phone, her voice plaintive, barely above a whisper. “No one remembers me, no one…