Learn to Cook a Dish With a Story
Food is a window into culture. Learning to cook a dish from your heritage or another culture will make you a better global citizen by enriching your mind—and belly. So spend some time with a grandmother or a friend and learn how to cook a dish that is important to them. Whether it’s Japanese rice balls, Brazilian feijoada, Ukrainian varenyky, or curry vindaloo, learn how to make at least one dish from someone else's heritage. It might be tuna casserole or tamales or thin-crust pizza. Either way: take notes, ask questions, and taste. You’ll learn how to make something to share with others. Think of it as culinary archaeology, only tastier.