Bamboo

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

When my mom was in China she used to love to eat bamboo because they used to grow on the mountains near where she lived.Back then since her family didn’t have a lot of food to eat, she used to go up to the mountains to pick fruits and other food. Sometimes my mom hollowed out the bamboo and put rice in it and cooked it over the fire with her friends.When she does that  my mom says the the rice tastes better than usual.
My dad also enjoys bamboo.When he was little his parents taught him how to cook it.When my dad cooks it he waits until it’s ripe and then peels the skin off.It is easier to peel it from the part on the bottom rather than to peel it from the top.Bamboo has several layers.Then my dad chops it and cooks it with a red sauce.
It is important to my family because it reminds them of home and their friends and family

Place(s): China
Year: 1997

– Chelsea

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant