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Janice Yucel

Food For Thought

Food and Cultural Identity – My Hapa Story

(Photo: My mom getting more  mileage out of my Hanbok on Halloween circa 1991.)


I had just started a questionnaire. It asked my ethnicity and allowed me to “check all that apply,” an option that didn’t exist when I was younger.

Then, it asked me to select which one I identified with most. 

As a biracial Asian and Caucasian person, I can never be defined as one without the other. It’s like asking me to say one of my parents doesn’t exist. Continue Reading…

Condiments/ Gluten-Free/ Recipes/ Small Bites/ Turkish - Mediterranean/ Vegetarian

Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık.

There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare! Continue Reading…