If you can speak the language of food then you can communicate with people from other cultures better than any language ever could, because all humans enjoy sitting down to a good meal.
Food slides right past our tongues and speaks to our very souls, and when someone prepares a special meal for you they're sharing the flavors of their culture, life story and family heritage with you- and no words need to be spoken to enjoy each other's company.
Cartoonist and installation artist Shing Yin Khor learned the language of food from her grandmother, who also taught her that preparing food is a marvelous way to express your love when you have trouble saying it aloud.
Shing paid homage to her grandmother with this wonderfully honest autobiographical comic strip, telling the story of how food became an important part of her life- and how her relationship with food became complicated.
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