FLAVORS FROM HOME:
REFUGEES IN KENTUCKY SHARE THEIR STORIES
AND COMFORT FOODS
Coming to bookstores in March and available online now!
(Visit www.aimeezaring.com for more information.)
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
-- James Beard, American chef and food writer
“If you want to know about our culture, look to the food.”
-- "Zaw," Burmese refugee
Early Reviews for FLAVORS FROM HOME:
“In this beautifully written and completely original book, Zaring has done much more than interview refugees and collect their recipes. Instead, she has managed to articulate what binds us all together as people hungry for good food, community, and places to call home. Flavors from Home is an important and delightful book that will make you realize that we all have much more in common than we think, will shine light on culture and history that we don’t often hear about, and will make your mouth water. Delicious in every way.”
– Silas House, author of Clay's Quilt and Eli the Good and NEH Chair of Appalachian Studies at Berea College
“We hope that the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky will read this book to better understand the positive changes being made by these refugees. It will appeal to everyone with a love of food and/or an interest in evolving culture.”
—Paul & Angela Knipple, authors of The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South
She has taught ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for over six years through Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Global LT.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, her writing (including interviews, book reviews, essays, and short fiction) has appeared in Adirondack Review, Arts Across Kentucky, Blood Lotus, Edible Louisville, The Courier-Journal, Lexington-Herald, New Southerner, and The Rumpus.