Lefse, Rice and Frybread: A History of Washington Through

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It has been said the food is not just nourishment, but and expression of one's culture. Come explore the rich cultures of immigrant groups in the Puget Sound region... and their foods.

It has been said that food is not just nourishment, but an expression of one's culture. When they come to America, immigrants are likely to shed their native language and traditional clothing to blend into their new home-but food is typically the last to go. This month on KUOW, we look at our local history through food. Reporter Ruby de Luna brings us stories from some of the native and immigrant groups in the Puget Sound region. Come explore their rich cultures?and their foods.


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Local tribes look to the past for clues of what their ancestors ate.

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For early Scandinavian immigrants, the Puget Sound region's land, waters, and mild climate reminded them of home.

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Beginning in 1904, Congress approved 39 water projects to provide water and electricity throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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These are gathering places where citizens feel comfortable to interact, where friendships are developed, and issues discussed.

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Xinh Dwelley is a Vietnamese immigrant who came to Olympia before the Fall of Saigon. Her experience represents one of the lasting legacies of that...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2006
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